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About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is one of the world's largest technology, marketing, distribution and services companies, offering leading design chain services combined with world-class supply chain services in support of the electronics industry. Avnet Electronics Marketing is focused on exceeding our customers' needs and expectations. We serve electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded solutions from leading manufacturers. From design to delivery, we are a company that is dedicated to support across the board.

About Avnet Express

Avnet Express is the online division for Avnet's Electronics Marketing. With access to over 4.5 million products, including pricing and availability, datasheets, cross reference and parametric data, and more, Avnet Express brings the power of the world's largest distributor to your desktop. To learn more about career opportunities, investor relations, or other corporate information, please visit our corporate website at www.avnet.com.

 

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is business region of Avnet Electronics Marketing, serving customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas offers leading design chain services combined with world-class supply chain services in support of the electronics industry. We distribute electronic components and embedded solutions from the industry's leading manufacturers. From design to delivery, we are a company that is dedicated to support across the board.

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About Ed Smith, President Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

Promoted to president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas in February 2009, 20-year-plus electronics industry veteran Ed Smith had, for the five years prior, led the Electronics Marketing Americas sales team as its senior vice president of Avnet Electronics Marketing.

Mr. Smith began his career at industrial distribution company W.W. Grainger. He spent eight years at Avnet, where he held various sales and operational positions, including district manager in Los Angeles and Phoenix, and director of sales for Avnet's Industrial Marketing Group. He left Avnet for the opportunity to serve as president and chief executive officer of SMTEK international, an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, and served on its board of directors. Mr. Smith subsequently returned to Avnet in 2004 to accept the post of senior vice president of sales of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

He was a recipient of the Avnet Chairman Award in 2007, which recognizes outstanding achievement. In 2008 he was honored by the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) with is Distinguished Service Award. In 2009 The NEDA Education Foundation elected Mr. Smith as president.

During his tenure in California, he served as a board member of the American Red Cross of Ventura County. Mr. Smith currently runs the We Will Never Forget Foundation.