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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Promotes Alison Challman and Tom Lango to Vice President

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the promotions of Alison Challman and Tom Lango. Challman will serve as the vice president, marketing and brand solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group; and Tom Lango has been named vice president of finance, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas.

Alison Challman, vice president, marketing and brand solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas ...

Alison Challman, vice president, marketing and brand solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group (Photo: Business Wire)

“Alison and Tom have been instrumental in helping Avnet and our channel partners profitably grow and address new market opportunities,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Alison has consistently played a key role in the most innovative education and enablement programs for our partners, including the development of Avnet’s SolutionsPath® methodology and offerings for our HP partners. Tom has also assisted in educating our partners by drawing upon his financial expertise to enhance business practices, including the implementation of a conference program to help our partners expand their business expertise and more efficiently manage their companies.”

Challman leverages more than 20 years of experience to lead marketing for Avnet’s HP solutions team in the U.S. and Canada. In this role, she develops go-to-market strategies and partner enablement programs to help Avnet’s HP partners capitalize on high-growth market opportunities, such as converged solutions and big data analytics. Most recently, Alison and her team introduced the Avnet Practice+ for Analytics, which provides HP partners with IT services, technology solutions and enablement to capture opportunities related to business analytics and big data. Prior to this role, Challman led strategic marketing for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, where she helped to develop Avnet’s SolutionsPath methodology and practices to assist partners in specializing in key high-growth markets. Based on her achievements and influence in the technology channel, Challman was recognized by CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2010.

With more than 15 years of experience, Lango provides executive leadership for implementing financial policy and formulating strategic financial direction for Avnet Technology Solutions in the Americas. Responsibilities include improving business practices and managing specific areas of accounting and finance, such as planning and forecasting, as well as internal controls and compliance. Additionally, Lango led the best-practice implementation of financial and educational conferences for the CFOs of Avnet’s partners, which are designed to help strengthen their business expertise. He also served as the treasurer for Avnet Cares, Avnet’s community involvement and philanthropic association.

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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 North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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