Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. Rebranded as Avnet Integrated

  Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. Rebranded as Avnet Integrated

    Brand Alignment to Strengthen Market Awareness in Aftermarket Services
       Industry and Support On-going Growth of Central Ohio Operations

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- November 06, 2012

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (“PDSi”) has been
rebranded as part of Avnet Integrated, a global provider delivering a complete
portfolio of aftermarket services to the technology supply chain. Acquired
Jan. 30, 2012, PDSi complements Avnet’s other acquisitions in the aftermarket
services industry by adding technical expertise and repair depot services for
IT and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) products. The renaming and
integration was effective September 29^th, 2012.

As part of Avnet Integrated, the Central Ohio facilities have already been
able to leverage the strength of the Avnet brand and tools, helping to drive
growth and expansion of the local workforce and operations. The Central Ohio
facilities are working to fill multiple new positions, including repair
technicians, engineers, operations management, quality control and IT roles.
To see a current listing of available jobs, click here.

“Avnet has made a series of acquisitions in the aftermarket services industry
to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to the growing need to repair, refurbish
and responsibly dispose of electronic hardware,” said Steve Church, president,
Avnet Integrated and chief corporate business development and planning
officer, Avnet, Inc. “This rebranding strengthens Avnet Integrated’s brand
awareness in the marketplace and will help expose PDSi’s existing customer
base to a wider range of services that we can offer.”

Avnet Integrated focuses on helping customers get the most out of their
information technology asset investments, from installation through
maintenance and responsible disposition. To do this, Avnet Integrated provides
a broad spectrum of OEM technical services, field services, warranty and
non-warranty repair services and asset disposal services for the telecom,
imaging, defense/aerospace, medical, and IT markets.

“With this acquisition and integration, customers will continue to see the
same level of world-class service that PDSi has provided,” said John D. Bair,
vice president and CTO of Avnet Integrated and one of the founders of PDSi.
“We are confident that the financial strength of Avnet and the service synergy
with the rest of Avnet Integrated will allow us to bring enhanced value and
services to our customers.”

About Avnet Integrated

Avnet Integrated, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), provides total
solutions for the aftermarket needs of electronics OEMs, service providers and
corporations. Capabilities include technical field services, board-level
repair, refurbishment, IT asset disposition (ITAD), remarketing and R2
certified recycling. For more information, visit

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


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