Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, was recognized as a 2013 Practitioner Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. This is the sixth time an Avnet executive has made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals. “Douglas’ expertise accelerates Avnet Velocity’s ability to help our customers address their specific supply chain challenges,” said Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer. “Douglas has earned this recognition from Supply & Demand ChainExecutive because of his leadership within the electronics supply chain. He combines decades of experience developing robust supply chains with practical solutions that help Avnet and its partners maintain an efficient and secure business ecosystem.” The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know awards program recognizes exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who lead initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for times ahead. In 2012, Gerry Fay was featured on this prestigious list. Kent is the global vice president of Avnet Velocity, a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development, marketing and deployment of tailored supply chain solutions for companies across a wide variety of industries. He also leads the Supply Chain Council’s High-Tech and Electronics Industry Group. Kent is one of a select few SCOR ® certified instructors. A complete listing of the 2013 Pros to Know is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com. Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetConnect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetincView videos from Avnet and its business partners: http://www.avnetondemand.com/Read more about Avnet on our blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/mandablog/About Supply & Demand Chain Executive:Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com. About Avnet, Inc. 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. Avnet and the Avnet logo are trademarks of Avnet, Inc. in the United States and other countries.