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Avnet Technology Solutions Recognized as the Distributor Partner of the Year at Synergy 2015, Insight’s Partner Forum

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has been selected for the 2014 Distributor Partner of the Year Award for the U.S. by Insight (NASDAQ:NSIT) , a leading worldwide technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions. The award was announced on October 30, 2014, at Synergy 2015, Insight’s annual Partner Forum, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Avnet with Insight celebrating its acceptance of the 2014 Distributor Partner of the Year Award for

Avnet with Insight celebrating its acceptance of the 2014 Distributor Partner of the Year Award for the U.S. for the second year in a row. Left to Right: Ken Lamneck (Insight), Eric VanOteghem (Avnet), Zander Nicholson (Avnet), Trisha Cooke (Avnet), Jim Shroyer (Avnet), Shelly Bodine (Avnet), Yolanda Kinnerup (Avnet), Steve Dodenhoff (Insight), Bob Kane (Insight), Jason Short (Avnet), Brian Thomas (Avnet). (Photo: Business Wire)

Avnet was recognized as the Distributor Partner of the Year for the U.S., for the second consecutive time, because of its extraordinary contribution to Insight’s success in meeting its business objectives.

“This award is the culmination of the Avnet and Insight teams’ hard work during the year to drive new market opportunities and grow the business at an accelerated pace,” said Gavin Miller, vice president and general manager, sales and marketing solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Our best-in-class converged infrastructure capabilities, vertical market solutions, training expertise and enablement, and enterprise-level services offerings have helped Insight solve their customers’ business challenges more effectively.”

Avnet supports Insight with a variety of resources that have assisted the company in achieving its business goals, creating a competitive advantage through specialization, strategic business planning and expanded offerings. For example, Avnet’s SolutionsPath(R) methodology and vertical market practices extended Insight’s expertise in high-growth, specialized markets, such as healthcare, government and education. Additionally, Insight engages closely with Avnet Services to provide its customers with a wide range of services-oriented business and IT solutions, including enablement for HP and IBM software.

“I am pleased to recognize Avnet Technology Solutions with the Distributor Partner of the Year Award,” stated Bob Kane, Insight senior vice president, product management. “Avnet has been a strong partner for Insight and has enabled us to offer innovative solutions, products and services to meet the complex needs of our clients. We extend our congratulations to Avnet and all their teammates and look forward to an even more successful 2015.”

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About Insight

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions to business and government clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Insight is focused on helping organizations move technology goals forward in the areas of Office Productivity, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Mobility, Network and Security, Data Center and Virtualization, Data Protection and Cloud. Insight has sold over seven million business and public sector client cloud seats across the globe. With approximately 5,200 teammates worldwide, Insight is ranked No. 483 on the 2014 Fortune 500 and generated sales of $5.1 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. For more information, please call 1.800.INSIGHT (1.800.467.4448) in the United States or visit

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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