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Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA Appoints Miriam Murphy as Senior Vice President for the North Region

Jun 17, 2014

Bracknell, England – Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has today announced that Miriam Murphy has been appointed senior vice president, (SVP) North region, effective from 30th June 2014.

As the new SVP of the North region, which comprises the UK and Ireland, Miriam will be responsible for accelerating growth and profitability in these key territories for Avnet and its partners. Miriam takes up this new role in addition to her responsibilities for driving Avnet’s EMEA strategic supplier engagements.

“Miriam has been with Avnet for 20 years, and during this time she has earned a first-class reputation for her commercial acumen and high performance business management.

Under her leadership, Avnet’s IBM business successfully expanded across 14 countries in EMEA and in just three years had reached record market share and profitability,” said Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.

He added, “I’d like to sincerely thank Tony Madden, senior vice president, supplier business executive for Avnet Technology Solutions, Global, for his contribution to the UK business as interim leader over the past six months.”

Miriam joined Avnet following the acquisition of UK-based distributor, SEI Macro, where she served for five years in a variety of roles. She began her career at Avnet by assuming the post of European product director within Avnet Electronics Marketing, based in Germany and France. Miriam transitioned across to Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, in July 2003, where she held the position of vice president operations for EMEA, based in Brussels, Belgium, before being promoted to senior vice president, Enterprise Business Group, EMEA, in April 2008.

On her appointment Miriam said, “This is a truly exciting time for the IT channel in terms of the market dynamics and evolution of technology. We are seeing some really interesting opportunities for distribution and our partners in areas such as security, big data, analytics, converged infrastructure and related services.  We have enormous talent in our teams in the North region that is driving growth for our supplier and business partners and will continue to maximise the new opportunities that we are seeing across the region.”

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 North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet
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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit

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