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John Dardick Joins Avnet Technology Solutions to Lead Supply Chain Services

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 6:00 am MST

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TEMPE, Ariz.

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"John has a strong history of improving the bottom line and identifying new opportunities to increase top line revenues"
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2003--Avnet Technology Solutions, a $4 billion operating group of Fortune 500 Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced John Dardick has joined its executive team as vice president of Supply Chain Services and Operations. Dardick has more than 20 years of experience leading logistics, distribution and inventory management teams within the technology industry. He will be responsible for the strategic development and daily management of integrated supply chain services for both suppliers and customers.

Prior to joining Avnet Technology Solutions, Dardick served as vice president of Operations and Supply Chain for GE Access, a value-added technology distributor and General Electric business. In that capacity, he was responsible for GE Access' supply chain strategy and served as the business process owner and champion for order fulfillment, inventory planning and procurement, distribution and logistics, product assembly, sourcing and marketing operations.

"John has a strong history of improving the bottom line and identifying new opportunities to increase top line revenues," said Rick Hamada, president of Avnet Technology Solutions. "His personal commitment to quality, both as a leader and as a Six Sigma Green Belt certified executive, supports our culture of continuous improvement. As we continue to raise the bar for operational excellence, we welcome John's expertise in driving value for our suppliers and customers through integrated supply chain logistics."

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions markets enterprise and embedded technology products from the world's premier computer manufacturers and software suppliers. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions does business in 34 countries and has dedicated sales divisions focused on specific customer segments. Customers include value-added resellers (VARs), system builders, OEMs and end-user customers. Avnet Technology Solutions is a $4 billion operating group of Avnet Inc., a $9 billion technology marketing and services provider and one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and computer products.

Contact:

Avnet Technology Solutions, Tempe
Michelle Gorel, 480-794-6943
michelle.gorel@avnet.com