- Press Release
Avnet Technology Solutions strengthens leadership team to support Oracle business in the UK
Bracknell, UK, 22 May 2012:
Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the appointment of Lee Davies and Scott Constable as joint leaders of Avnet’s UK Oracle business reporting to Matt Tedstone, enterprise sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK. Davies and Constable will be jointly responsible for the continuing development of new growth strategies and assisting Avnet business partners to maximise the sales potential of Oracle’s technology solutions portfolio. Avnet was recently nominated EMEA Value Added Distributor of the Year by Oracle and today’s decision to expand the leadership team underlines the company’s dedication to further accelerating the success of Oracle value-added resellers.
Commenting on the new appointments, Tedstone said, “There are significant efficiency and performance benefits to be derived from using Oracle solutions and this presents a huge market opportunity for our partners. I have worked with Lee and Scott for many years. They have considerable depth of Oracle knowledge that will be critical to our success moving forward. I look forward to working with these two first-class professionals to seize the current opportunity and evolve our business with Oracle.”
Davies and Constable have worked for Avnet for 12 and 10 years, respectively. Both come to their new roles offering a wealth of technical knowledge, commercial acumen and relationship-building skills gained from working for high-profile organisations in the industry.
Prior to Avnet, Davies held several business development and account management appointments, developing particular expertise of Sun Microsystems before being promoted to Oracle software sales manager. Constable has been responsible for selling a wide range of solutions from EMC, Pillar, F5, Nortel Networks and Sun Microsystems.
Avnet helps business partners to add value for their end-user customers and evolve their own businesses to produce additional revenue. Avnet achieves this by delivering practical assistance and solutions by way of Avnet’s SolutionsPath™ methodology, partner services and initiatives such as the recently announced new mobile-enabled Oracle sales toolkit.
With 35 Oracle distribution contracts in place around the world and in 24 countries across EMEA, Avnet offers the ideal platform to partners wishing to operate on a pan-European or global scale.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $11.5 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Linda Patterson, Marketing Director
Avnet Technology Solutions
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