Two Avnet Technology Solutions Executives Named Top Women of the Channel in the U.S. by CRN

  Two Avnet Technology Solutions Executives Named Top Women of the Channel in
  the U.S. by CRN

   Avnet’s Nicole Enright and Jessica Yeck honored for their dedication to
                  accelerating the success of the IT channel

Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz. -- June 17, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that two of its
executives were recognized by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN  as 2013 Women of the
Channel in the U.S. The Avnet executives honored on this list are Nicole
Enright, vice president, strategic enablement services, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas; and Jessica Yeck, vice president, sales, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group. CRN’s annual list recognizes women
executives for their accomplishments over the past year and their far-reaching
impact on the technology industry. This year’s Women of the Channel were
chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the
amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.

Nicole Enright, vice president, strategic enablement services, Avnet
Technology Solutions, Americas ...

Nicole Enright, vice president, strategic enablement services, Avnet
Technology Solutions, Americas selected by CRN for the third consecutive year
as a Power 100 Woman of the Channel. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition, Enright was selected for the third consecutive year as a Power
100 Woman of the Channel. The Power 100 recognizes an elite subset of the
women based on their rank, influence, channel savvy, and exceptional
achievements. These women have made a name for themselves as leaders within
their own companies and the IT channel as a whole.

“Nicole and Jessica are committed to collaborating with our partners and
suppliers to achieve profitable growth,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet
Technology Solutions, Americas. “Both of these executives helped our channel
community capitalize on rapidly emerging market opportunities in areas such as
big data, converged infrastructure and IT services. We are proud of their
well-deserved industry recognition from CRN, and it underscores the impact
Nicole and Jessica have had in positioning Avnet, our partners and our
suppliers for long-term success.”

Enright played a significant role in expanding Avnet’s services capabilities
in the past year. She held key leadership positions on the teams involved in
Avnet’s acquisitions of Ascendant Technology, BrightStar Partners, Canvas
Systems, Genilogix, Pepperweed Consulting, and TSSLink, which are critical
components of the recently launched Avnet Services global business model.
Enright also assisted in developing Avnet’s services strategy to provide
profitable services offerings to the technology channel that accelerate the
growth of hardware and software solutions sales.

Yeck also helped Avnet’s partners and suppliers grow in new ways. Throughout
the past year, Yeck made it her mission to enable Avnet’s partners to enhance
their HP business with broader data center solutions related to key IT
technology trends, such as big data and converged infrastructure. In doing so,
she implemented programs for HP that differentiate its technology and drive
its market share. Additionally, she empowered her employees by improving
processes and toolsets to quicken decision making and deliver a superior
customer experience.

“We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to
supporting the mission of the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech
Channel. “For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made
an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and
razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community.”

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN
magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel
will be featured online at www.crn.com.

Follow Avnet Technology Solutions, North America, on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage
and @AvnetTSChannels.

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About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the
unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology
executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy
in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel,
visit us athttp://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and
bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and
provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We
focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game
developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists
around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into
specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and
their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates
with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and
hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers
locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit
www.avnet.com.

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 www.avnet.com.

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Contact:

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com
or
UBM Channel
Betzi-Lynn Hanc, 508-416-1182
betzi.hanc@ubm.com