Kevin Summers

Chief Information Officer
Kevin Summers

As CIO, Kevin Summers has responsibility for Avnet's global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. He leads the company's Global Information Solutions team and sets the IT roadmap strategy that helps differentiate Avnet as a technology leader. He also has oversight to ensure implementation and synergy of systems and processes across the organization. Summers reports to CEO Bill Amelio.

Summers joined Avnet with more than 25 years of experience leading the technology efforts of several large-scale IT organizations including: H&R Block, Lowe's, Whirlpool and The Coca-Cola Company, as well as senior executive positions at AT&T and GE. Summers possesses a wealth of IT experience in strategy and roadmap development, which is complemented by deep expertise in using innovative technologies such as cloud computing, IoT solutions, and big data analytics platforms to enhance e-commerce, supply chain and retail sales operations.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from College of Charleston and an MBA from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.