Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, Announces Executive Management Structure Following the Integration of Magirus
Magirus Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Christian Magirus has been appointed vice president of services for Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA and will sit on the EMEA Executive Management team.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Bracknell, UK, 29 October 2012: Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. ( NYSE: AVT ), has announced its EMEA executive management structure following the completion of the Magirus acquisition and resulting additional presence in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Denmark.
Magirus Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Christian Magirus has been appointed vice president of services for Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA and will sit on the EMEA Executive Management team. This position underlines the significance being placed by Avnet on the development of services offerings to support growth for its business partners and drive product demand for its suppliers. Christian Magirus will be responsible for Avnet services businesses WBT, Client Solutions, Ascendant, Canvas, Colt cloud services and Mattelli. He will also have dotted line responsibility for all in-country services except vendor resold services.
Magirus Chief Executive Officer Fabian von Kuenheim will step down from involvement in day-to-day operations but will retain his title and serve Avnet in an advisory capacity. Magirus executives Gert Weber, vice president for operations and IT, Martin Lauer, vice president for credit, collection and finance, Petra Speidel, vice president for finance and accounting, and Andreas Bockwinkel, director of controlling, will retain key executive roles with Avnet as well.
Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, commented, “This structure will drive more collaboration and speed execution between the country and EMEA operations. It will also enable us to accelerate the regionalisation and centralisation of resources in a way that better supports the business moving forward.”
Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, will operate a four region structure to drive increased coordination and speed execution. Sukh Rayat, senior vice president for the UK, Ireland, and computer components and integrated solutions businesses, will lead the north region. Roman Rudolf and Judith Ecker, both vice presidents, will lead the central and east regions, respectively. Miriam Murphy, senior vice president for enterprise sales and marketing, will lead the west region in addition to her existing duties.
“With this structure, we will significantly enhance our customer focus and engagement, driving incremental sales and fostering customer loyalty.” Watt added.
As part of the new structural changes, former vice president for sales, eastern region at Magirus Joerg Speikamp will leave the organisation. “Magirus and Avnet would like to thank Joerg for his commitment to Magirus over the past 16 years and his contribution to the integration process and wish him all the best for the future.” Watt stated.
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 the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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