The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves of 2011

19. Rick Hamada, Avnet

It was a move long in the making, but in February, Avnet finally confirmed that Rick Hamada would succeed longtime CEO Roy Vallee in July. Hamada, a 29-year veteran of Avnet, was president and COO before assuming the distributor's top job, while Vallee is continuing on as executive chairman.