Avnet Recognized with Geographical Region Award as Americas Distribution Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:00 am MST



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.@Avnet recognized 2016 @Cisco Distribution Partner of the Year Award for the Americas

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Geographical Region award for Distribution Partner of the Year in the Americas. Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference in San Diego, California.

Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches.

“Cisco is proud to work together with leading partners globally to advance innovation and digital transformation everywhere and create new solutions and business models for our customers,” said Rick Snyder, vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco. “It is an honor to recognize Avnet with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award as Distribution Partner of the Year, further underscoring its stellar accomplishments in the Americas.”

“Avnet has been successfully working with Cisco for more than five years to deliver consistent value to the channel, and this is one of the key reasons Cisco honored us with this recognition,” said Phillip Privett, vice president of Avnet’s Cisco solutions business in the Americas. “This award highlights our team’s dedication to helping our Cisco partners succeed, and Avnet’s ability to help Cisco blaze the trail when it comes to UCS-based Integrated Infrastructure solutions, such as FlexPod, VersaStack, SAP HANA and SmartStack. We provide seamless solutions for our partners through our cutting-edge marketing programs, services innovation, supply chain support, engineering capabilities, sales engagement and operations teams.”

Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the geographical region. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional executives.

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Avnet team celebrates Cisco Award for Distribution Partner of the Year in the Americas. From left to right: Andrew Sage, Denny O'Connell, Devin Creer, Allyson Smeed, Molly Sherwood, Trisha Cooke, Ray Paxson, Phillip Privett, David Cowles, Bill Prynn. (Photo: Business Wire)
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