Tag Archive: VAR

Supplier Acceleration Drives Avnet Technology Solutions’ Profitable Growth

We caught up with Philip Whyte, Vice President, Global Supplier Business Development & Marketing, who was in Singapore recently to meet with Avnet Technology Solutions' business partners and explore supplier expansion opportunities. Together with Michael Costigan, Vice President, Marketing & Business Innovation, who oversees business innovation, marketing and supplier relations in Asia Pacific, we had a good conversation on how Avnet is increasingly putting emphasis on enhancing supplier engagement and developing strategic marketing initiatives to ensure supplier success.


Avnet and IBM Plot Their 2015 Roadmap Towards Mutual Success

Big Plays are Software, Services and Storage

Overview of the Avnet-IBM Global Relationship

We caught up with Tony Madden, Senior Vice President, Avnet Technology Solutions who was recently in Singapore to participate in the Avnet-IBM Asia Pacific Kick-Off Meeting. Responsible for ensuring strategic alignment and identifying growth opportunities globally for Avnet and IBM, Tony related how Avnet Technology Solutions president Phil Gallagher instigated Avnet’s focus on supplier relations and how Avnet has since developed their engagement with supplier partners’ network, especially their biggest... View Article


Rick Hamada Shares Some Secrets to A Leader’s Success

Hearing success stories of CEOs is always inspiring.

In the following conversation, Rick Hamada, CEO, Avnet Inc fondly tells the story of how he began his journey with Avnet as a technical support specialist 28 years ago, and how he has since grown into taking on key leadership roles leading up to his appointment as company CEO last July 2011. Asked whether he expected or planned to become Avnet’s chief executive, Rick confessed to having a totally different concept of “long-term” which meant “What’s... View Article