Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints Sukh Rayat as Regional Leader for UK and Ireland
Bracknell, England, 1 October 2012:
Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that Sukh Rayat has been appointed senior vice president for UK and Ireland region, effective from 1st October. With 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Sukh has been with the company for over 13 years and during this time has assumed a number of key senior management roles, earning a first class reputation for his commercial acumen, high performance business management and employee engagement skills.
Sukh replaces John Toal, who has decided to pursue other career opportunities having joined Avnet Technology Solutions in July 2010 following the acquisition of Bell Micro.
I would like to thank John for everything he has contributed over the last eight years he and I have worked together,” commented Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.
He continued by saying, “Looking ahead, the importance of performance in the UK market cannot be understated – it is the second largest market in the Avnet Technology Solution’s global network and the largest in TS EMEA. With many new developments taking place, it is an extremely exciting time for Avnet TS as we continue to forge ahead with our strategy of delivering high value, profitable solutions and services to our customers. I’m pleased to welcome Sukh into his new role. He has the right skills to achieve our ambitious growth targets for the UK and Ireland.”
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. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Linda Patterson, Marketing Director
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