- Press Release
Avnet Technology Solutions creates new position in Networking and Security to fuel business growth
Bracknell, Berkshire, 14 August 2009:
Avnet Technology Solutions UK (Avnet) has promoted Pete Hannah into the newly created position of Sales Director of the Networking and Security business and welcomes Richard Snape into the role of Juniper Business Manager.
The role of Sales Director has been created to increase executive level engagement with key business partners. Pete, formerly Juniper Business Manager and an Avnet employee for over two years, has close to 15 years experience in networking and security. On his promotion, Pete said, “There is great scope within Avnet to grow the networking and security business and I’m relishing the opportunity to work closely with a broader section of our key partners to ensure they are maximizing Avnet’s value and to support them in identifying new revenue streams.”
Richard Snape joins Avnet from Sphinx where he was Juniper Business Manager and brings with him over 6 years experience in this area of technology.
Commenting on his recent move Richard said, “I joined Avnet because I believe it has a strong and differentiated message in the networking and security space. In addition to which it is able to execute an effective solutions proposition for its business partners which puts Avnet in a clear position of strength. I’m delighted to be joining at a point where the business is expanding and to be managing a vendor who is a key strategic partner to Avnet and clear industry leader.”
Avnet’s Networking and Security business works with partners to provide application performance, security and compliance. Further solutions include non-stop networking, secure mobility and unified communications. Laura Harman, Avnet business director concluded “Increased demand for innovative networking solutions is fueling business growth for both our business partners and vendors. Avnet’s commitment to service and support continues to pay dividends and produce opportunities to expand the team. We welcome Pete and Richard to their new roles.”
About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. 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. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7 billion in annual revenue.
About Avnet Inc
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion.
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Linda Patterson, Marketing Director
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