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Avnet’s Mike Buseman Named a 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Mike Buseman, chief global logistics and operations officer, has been named a 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. Buseman is the ninth Avnet executive to have made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals.

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who lead initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 300 entries for the 2015 Pros to Know Awards.

“As today’s technology companies increasingly look to grow globally, Mike’s expertise in both supply chain management and operations has proved invaluable in meeting the needs of Avnet’s broad base of customers,” said Rick Hamada, chief executive officer, Avnet, Inc. “Mike and his team effectively deliver distribution and value-added services across the supply chain to accelerate success for both our customers and suppliers. His recognition as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know is well-deserved.”

An accomplished operations and supply chain executive, Buseman has more than 31 years of experience in the electronics industry. He joined Avnet in 2013 as chief global logistics and operations officer, responsible for global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration center services, operations, and global trade compliance. He oversees the company’s 14 distribution centers, 13 integration centers, and 8 programming centers with approximately 3.6 million square feet of capacity across the globe. He also leads the Avnet logistics organization, which provides the distribution and value-added services that Avnet’s customers rely on for growth planning, supply chain innovation, and global scale and consistency.

A complete list of the 2015 Pros to Know is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at

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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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