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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.


Mike Buseman - Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Avnet, Inc.
As Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Mike Buseman is responsible for global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration center services, operations and global trade compliance. Reporting to CEO Rick Hamada, Mr. Buseman is a member of the Avnet Executive Board.

Mike Buseman presented at SCOPE Supply Chain Operations Conference on October 6, 2014

Additional Resources
Mike Buseman's Bio

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 to present at the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference on November 18, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. Pacific

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 IBF Business Forecasting & Planning: Best Practices Conference on October 28-29, 2014 and at the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum on November 2-4, 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 Supply Chain Council Europe 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 Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software and Supply Chain Conference on December 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern

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 presented at 2014 CPO Exchange on October 19-21, 2014

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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