Today , Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), one of the world’s largest distributors of electronics components and embedded systems, announced it has won the Transaction Level Operational Excellence Award at the FY13 Roundtables Conference hosted by Microsoft Licensing, G.P. The company was chosen out of the North American field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology. Click to Tweet: Avnet wins Operational Excellence award from Microsoft Licensing: http://bit.ly/UhvnWk “Avnet is focused on helping our partners develop and deliver industry-leading computing solutions and Microsoft is a key ingredient to our success,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “Microsoft is a vital component in our customers’ solution stack and we appreciate the opportunity to support their broad array of license types (Open, ISV Royalty, OEM and Embedded). Being recognized again with the Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Award validates our team’s hard work and dedication to providing our partner ecosystem with the best possible solutions.” Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 30 entrants in the US and Canada. Avnet Electronics Marketing was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions and revenue reconciliation. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and customer satisfaction. “Only by aligning our efforts and strengthening our partnerships with outstanding companies like these is Microsoft able to offer continued quality products and services to our customers,” said Hugh Aitken, general manager of Commercial Operations. “Congratulations to this year’s winners for their commitment to performance excellence.” The Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered operational excellence over the past year.