November 6, 2012
Avnet Technology Solutions has announced its EMEA executive management structure following the completion of the Magirus acquisition and resulting additional presence in Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Denmark. Magirus Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Christian Magirus has been appointed vice president of services for Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA and will sit on the EMEA executive management team.
This position underscores the significance being placed by Avnet on the development of services offerings to support growth for its business partners and drive product demand for its suppliers. Christian Magirus will be responsible for Avnet services businesses WBT, Client Solutions, Ascendant, Canvas, Colt cloud services and Mattelli. He will also have dotted line responsibility for all in-country services except vendor resold services. Magirus Chief Executive Officer Fabian von Kuenheim will step down from involvement in day-to-day operations but will retain his title and serve Avnet in an advisory capacity.
Magirus executives Gert Weber, vice president for operations and IT; Martin Lauer, vice president for credit, collection, and finance; Petra Speidel, vice president for finance and accounting; and Andreas Bockwinkel, director of controlling; will retain key executive roles with Avnet as well.
Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, said, “This structure will drive more collaboration and speed execution between the country and EMEA operations. It will also enable us to accelerate the regionalization and centralization of resources in a way that better supports the business moving forward.”
Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, will operate a four-region structure to drive increased coordination and speed execution. Sukh Rayat, senior vice president for the UK, Ireland, and computer components and integrated solutions businesses, will lead the north region. Roman Rudolf and Judith Ecker, both vice presidents, will lead the central and east regions, respectively. Miriam Murphy, senior vice president for enterprise sales and marketing, will lead the west region in addition to her existing duties.
Avnet, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide.…