Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that David Bent has joined the Avnet Global Information Solutions team as a senior vice president of information technology (IT). Bent will be responsible for providing IT leadership for Avnet Electronics Marketing, a global operating group of Avnet, Inc., that distributes electronic components from leading manufacturers and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. As a member of both the global IT leadership team and the Avnet Electronics Marketing global leadership team, Bent will report to Steve Phillips, Avnet's chief information officer (CIO), and will work closely with Gerry Fay, global president of Avnet Electronics Marketing.
“Avnet is highly regarded for its use of innovative technologies to address business issues,” said Bent. “It’s a fast-paced company and one where IT is at the core of its success. By focusing on IT as a business enabler, we will be able to help Avnet lower its cost of doing business while improving our responsiveness to customers and supply chain partners.”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/Learn about Avnet's approach to IT on the Behind the Firewall blog: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/cioinsights 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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. All company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.