Avnet Names Michael Buseman Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer
Multispecialist Avnet has named Michael Buseman as chief global logistics and operations officer. As announced in July, Avnet's current global logistics and operations officer, Gerry Fay, was promoted to global president for Avnet Electronics Marketing. Buseman was selected to succeed Fay based on a strong background of more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Having begun his career as a process and manufacturing engineer, Buseman is an accomplished operating and supply chain executive with global experience managing manufacturing and warehouse operations in the electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) provider space.
Silica appoints Martin Bielesch new Regional Vice President Sales Central Europe
Semiconductor specialist Silica has promoted Martin Bielesch to Regional Vice President Sales for Central Europe. He will be responsible for Silica's sales and demand creation strategy in Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH), reporting directly to Mario Orlandi, VP Sales and Marketing Silica EMEA. Martin Bielesch joined Silica last year as General Manager Lighting & New Markets. Under his leadership, the distributor has significantly expanded its Lighting and Identification business and partner network. In addition to his new assignment, Bielesch will continue leading the Lighting and New Markets group EMEA. Prior to joining Silica, Bielesch served as the Vice President Deputy Managing Director EMEA at Future Electronics. Within this role he had responsibility for Central/Eastern Europe, France, Israel and RSA and assumed the lead for Supply Chain and logistics operations.
Silica appoints Hubert Ott as new technical director for lighting Europe
Semiconductor specialist Silica is expanding its lighting team and has appointed Hubert Ott as technical director lighting Europe. He will be responsible for the implementation and development of Silica's technical lighting strategy as well as for the progress and realisation of the company's lighting demand creation activities. Hubert Ott will report directly to Martin Bielesch, general manager lighting and new markets Silica.
SILICA appoints Mario Orlandi
Semiconductor specialist Silica has promoted Mario Orlandi to the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Europe. This appointment is part of Silica's focused growth strategy and is an important step that will contribute to solidify the company's position as one of the largest semiconductor distributors in Europe. In this new role Mario Orlandi will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of Silica's 350 strong sales and application engineer team, including the execution of demand creation and design support strategies across Europe.
Avnet acquires assets of Seamless Technologies
Multispecialist Avnet has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Seamless Technologies, an IT private cloud and data center automation service provider. Seamless Technologies provides expertise and services in IT infrastructure software technologies, automation, cloud, virtualization, integration, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. Seamless Technologies has developed a robust cloud practice, working with customers of all sizes on their transition to private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The company generated revenue of approximately €10.5 million in the 2012 calendar year.