Chris Ford joins Avnet TS ANZ as National Sales Director

SYDNEY, 1st July, 2013Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has appointed Chris Ford to the position of National Sales Director. In this role, Chris will be responsible for providing overall leadership for the Australia and New Zealand Sales and Annuities teams and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to evolve and strengthen the sales strategy and strategic direction for Avnet ANZ.

Darren Adams, VP & GM, ATS ANZ noted that Chris is a key appointment to the Avnet ANZ leadership team, “He brings with him a wealth of experience and industry knowledge. His key focus will be to drive new opportunities for profitable growth and to ensure that Avnet remains committed to accelerating the success of our business partners, suppliers and Avnet team members”.

For the last six years Chris was the National Sales Manager at Frontline Systems Australia, and held senior sales positions in HP and Compaq over an eight year period. Chris originally hails from Victoria but now resides in Sydney and is based in the Avnet North Ryde office.

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