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.
GP Batteries charges Avnet Abacus with distribution role in Europe
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors, has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with GP Batteries, a supplier of alkaline, nickel metal hydride (NiMH), and specialist lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Avnet Abacus' appointment as the authorized distributor for GP Batteries industrial products portfolio across Europe is a strategic initiative by the company to strengthen its presence across Europe, with particular emphasis on achieving business growth in the industrial and OEM sectors. In addition to off-the-shelf components, the company offers a complete in-house custom design battery capability. With unique battery expertise in the distribution sector, and its network of offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, Avnet Abacus offers both the technical know-how and geographic proximity to support customers in the region.
New Avnet Abacus distribution deal boosts access to sensor products for customers in Europe
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Abacus has signed a pan-European distribution deal with Measurement Specialties (MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The new franchise agreement is a major extension of the existing collaboration between the two companies, previously serving the market for sensors in Denmark. The terms of the deal authorise Avnet Abacus to operate across Europe as a franchised distributor of Measurement Specialties' sensor and transducer products. These products, which are from now on available through Avnet Abacus offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom precisely measure such physical characteristics as pressure, force, vibration, torque, position, temperature, humidity, fluid properties, mass air flow and photo optics, and are typically used as embedded devices by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or as standalone sensors for test and measurement to provide critical monitoring, feedback and control input.
New application microsite from Avnet Abacus eases component selection for transportation market
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Abacus has unveiled an application microsite dedicated to customers sourcing components and technologies for use in the transportation market. The new Transportation Microsite provides fast, online access to an extensive selection of parts available to purchase from Avnet Abacus, which have been developed and manufactured by various global vendors to conform to the specific safety, reliability and environmental performance requirements of the transportation market. Users of the site will gain direct and immediate access to information and technical data on the relevant products featured in the Avnet Abacus portfolio, encompassing: power and EMC components; connectors; relays; sensors; switches; and passive components including circuit protection and audible devices. The transportation market covers a broad spectrum of applications, including: commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses; recreational and off-road vehicles such as motorcycles, snowmobiles or small motor homes; aviation assemblies; marine and railway; and construction and agricultural vehicles. The new Microsite is available for Avnet Abacus clients in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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.