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Avnet Technology Solutions Promotes Eduardo Barron to Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the promotion of Eduardo Barron to vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. In his new role, Barron will be responsible for developing and executing the operating group’s strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as managing the region’s operations.

Avnet announced today the promotion of Eduardo Barron to vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions,

Avnet announced today the promotion of Eduardo Barron to vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. In his new role, Barron will be responsible for developing and executing the operating group’s strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as managing the region’s operations. (Photo: Business Wire)

Barron previously served as the vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Mexico. He succeeds Sergio Farache, who was recently promoted to lead the solutions and strategy team for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas.

“Eduardo is a proven leader who has driven significant growth in our Mexico business for the past four years,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “He has consistently helped Avnet, our partners and our suppliers profitably pursue new market opportunities, and played a significant role in expanding our supplier relationships in Mexico, including the addition of Brocade, Cisco, HP, SoftLayer, Trend Micro and VCE to the portfolio. Eduardo’s commitment to operational excellence, employee development and accelerating success for our partners and suppliers will be a valuable asset to the Latin America and Caribbean region.”

Barron is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years of IT experience, and he has been with Avnet since 2007. Under his leadership, Avnet Technology Solutions, Mexico, became one of the most profitable operations for Avnet in Latin America and the Caribbean, and achieved outstanding business results. For example, the team received the IBM Latin America and Caribbean Excellence Award in 2014, 2013 and 2012; IBM Hardware Sales Award in 2012; NetApp Wholesale Distributor of the Year Award in 2012; and the Oracle Best Systems Sales VAD Q1 FY2012. Additionally, Barron played a pivotal role in Avnet’s acquisition of Tallard Technologies and in introducing Avnet’s SolutionsPathTM methodology into Mexico, which is designed to help partners specialize in high-growth markets such as storage, retail and healthcare.

Prior to leading the Mexico team, Barron served as the IBM solutions director for Avnet Technology Solutions in Mexico, where he strengthened relationships with partners and grew the business in software and services. Barron also held a variety of positions at Sun Microsystems before joining Avnet, including educational services country manager and channel manager.

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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 www.ats.avnet.com.

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 www.avnet.com.

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