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Joal Redmond
Vice President, Public Relations
Tel: +1 480-643-5528
Fax: +1 480-794-9630

Michelle Gorel
Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 480-643-7653
Twitter: @MichelleGorel
Blog: The Soft Pitch

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Avnet Speakers

Learn about the type of topics and issues related to global business, distribution and technology trends that Avnet executives regularly speak about to audiences around the world.


Kevin Moriarty - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Assistant Secretary, Avnet, Inc.
Kevin Moriarty is senior vice president, chief financial officer, controller and assistant secretary for Avnet, Inc. Reporting to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada, he is a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer. In his role, he leads a global finance group responsible for more than 50 separate functions including financial operations, administrative services, business advisory services and corporate administration.

Kevin Moriarty will be presenting at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference on September 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET

Additional Resources
Kevin Moriarty's Bio

Wade McDaniel - Vice President, Avnet Velocity
Wade McDaniel leads the Avnet Velocity team's efforts in designing and implementing solutions for Avnet and its customers. His expertise includes supply chain engineering, supply chain finance, warehouse management and worldwide transportation logistics. He has more than 25 years of supply chain experience in the high-tech industry. In 2008, McDaniel was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know list.

Wade McDaniel Presented at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference: May 20, 2014

Pascal Fernandez - Vice President, Avnet Velocity, EMEA
Having started his career in electronics engineering, Fernandez has held multiple positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry and has implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs.

Avnet Velocity EMEA's Pascal Fernandez presented at Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning Conference

Rick Hamada - Chief Executive Officer, Avnet, Inc.

Rick Hamada joined Avnet in 1983 and has a broad background in the technology industry, spanning from his early career as a technical specialist to leading a multi-billion dollar sales and marketing organization.

Rick Hamada to present at Citi 2014 Global Technology Conference on September 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET

Additional Resources
Rick Hamada's Bio

Lalit Wadhwa - Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Avnet Electronics Marketing
A 24-year Avnet veteran, Lalit Wadhwa specializes in seamlessly moving supply chain operations from one region of the world to another, across multiple sites. He was named to the 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know List in February 2014.

Lalit Wadhwa to deliver keynote presentation: "Leveraging a Single View of Supply Chain and Standardized Metrics Framework to Drive Supply Chain Performance Improvement" at Interlog 2014 Conference

Recent Speaking Engagements
  • The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit

  • Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning Conference

  • Raymond James Technology and Supply Chain Conference

  • Supply Chain World Europe

  • electronica

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