Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced Supply & Demand Chain Executive has selected Lynn Torrel, senior vice president, global supply chain and strategic accounts, and Lalit Wadhwa, vice president, global supply chain operations, as 2014 Provider Pros to Know. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. With these awards, a total of eight Avnet executives have made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals.
The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 300 entries for the 2014 Pros to Know Award.
“Companies are successful when they recognize that their supply chains, when properly managed, can go beyond initiating cost reductions, to becoming true growth enablers,” said Gerry Fay, global president, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Both Lynn and Lalit have deep expertise in managing the technology supply chain to support the needs of our customers, while addressing their unique supply chain challenges.”Torrel brings 18 years of electronics industry expertise to her role. She joined Avnet in 2001, with the company’s acquisition of European semiconductor distributor EBV Elektronik. At Avnet, she has held increasingly progressive management roles, with responsibility for supply chain solutions development and implementation, and global account management. Torrel holds an MBA from Arizona State University and received the 2010 W.P. Carey Student Leadership Award. Wadhwa is a 24-year Avnet veteran. His team assists customers to seamlessly move their supply chain from one region of the world to another, across multiple sites. He also ensures consistent supply chain business processes for global customers across Avnet’s regions and provides customers with a consistent experience, regardless of location. He holds a bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering.
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