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Rick Hamada

As a 28-year veteran of Avnet, Rick Hamada's paid his dues, and now he has the big chair at the distributor. Hamada was in February named Avnet's incoming CEO, a position he officially took over from longtime CEO Roy Vallee in early July. Hamada also joined Avnet's board of directors, part of a long climb to the top that began in 1983 when he joined Avnet as a technical support specialist.

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