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Avnet Technology Solutions appoints Miriam Murphy as IBM Business Group Leader for EMEA region
Brussels, 21 febrero 2008:
Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the appointment of Miriam Murphy as leader for the IBM Product Business Group in EMEA. In this role Murphy will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Avnet’s IBM business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Miriam Murphy will be in charge of the strategic direction and day-to-day running of the business group and the relationship with IBM in the EMEA region.
“IBM and Avnet Technology Solutions have had a successful partnership for many years now - in fact, Avnet is IBM’s number one value added distributor worldwide” said Dick Borsboom, President Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA. “We are confident that Miriam’s appointment will strengthen our relationship and position further and drive the growth of our business in this area.”
Miriam Murphy has been contributing to the success of Avnet in EMEA in different roles for over 9 years. Murphy joined Avnet following the acquisition of UK-based distributor, SEI Macro in 1999. She has served Avnet in a variety of management roles including European Product Group Director within Avnet’s Electronic Marketing Operating Group. Her most recent role was that of Vice President Operations for Avnet Technology solutions, a role in which she was also responsible for the integration of several acquisitions.
Murphy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Operations Management from University College, Dublin, Ireland.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing US$6 billion in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Visit www.ts.avnet.com/emea
With more than 250 locations serving customers in 73 countries worldwide, Avnet markets, distributes and adds value to the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Additionally, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities, such as supply-chain optimization, logistics solutions, product assembly, device programming, computer system integration and engineering design assistance. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion. Visit www.avnet.com/.
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