Avnet Embedded unveils pan-European distribution deal with Locosys Technology
Avnet Embedded has signed a distribution agreement with Locosys Technology, a research and development focused company, providing design capabilities and technical expertise in developing GPS products and modules. Based on the agreement, Avnet Embedded will now be able to offer the Locosys portfolio of GPS related end-products on a pan-European level to its customers through its offices in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Avnet Embedded expands distribution agreement with Printrex
Industrial computing specialist Avnet Embedded has expanded its distribution agreement with Printrex from the United Kingdom to the remaining of Europe. Effective immediately, Avnet Embedded will be able to provide Printrex rugged, embedded printers and plotters to a larger customer base across Europe, through its offices in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
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Avnet promotes corporate officers
United States : multispecialist Avnet has unveiled two corporate officer promotions. Steve Phillips, CIO, has been promoted to a corporate officer position of senior vice president for Avnet, Inc. from vice president. In addition, Graeme Watt, president of Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, was elected as a new corporate vice president for Avnet, Inc.
Avnet Embedded gets wireless in Option
Embedded IT specialist Avnet Embedded has signed a European agreement covering 17 European countries with wireless vendor Option, for the distribution of its portfolio of embedded wireless products and the uCAN connection management software. The distribution agreement, effective immediately, allows the distributor to push Option products through its offices in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Avnet names Rick Hamada CEO
Avnet has announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Rick Hamada, 53, to CEO effective July 4, 2011, concurrent with the beginning of Avnet's new fiscal year. Hamada, who currently serves as Avnet's President and COO, has also been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Roy Vallee, Avnet's current Chairman and CEO, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman, in which role he will focus on selected business development efforts, including future merges and acquisitions. These moves are a culmination of a multi-year CEO succession planning process.