Avnet COO Hamada Adds President To His Title

Hamada has been serving as COO since July 2006 and will continue to oversee strategic direction and day-to-day operations for Avnet’s operating groups, including Avnet Technology Solutions, which serves solution providers.

“Rick has a proven track record of meeting his goals, leading the organization to higher levels of performance and looking for ways to continuously enhance all aspects of Avnet’s business,” said Roy Vallee, Avnet’s chairman and CEO, in a statement. “The combination of his skills and experience continues to accelerate our progress toward the realization of Avnet's strategic, financial and people-related objectives. From initiating Avnet's first set of published core values to our recent focus on customer loyalty, Rick has advanced our efforts to build a strong performance- and values-based culture of excellence.”

Hamada joined Hamilton/Avnet Electronics in 1983 as a technical specialist and held various sales and marketing roles before being named a vice president at Avnet in 1999 and a senior vice president in 2002.

“It is an honor to be promoted to president and COO, which further strengthens my commitment to serving the customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders of Avnet,” he said in a statement. “We have tremendous opportunities ahead of us, and I’m confident that the Avnet team has what it takes to realize our vision of being the premier global technology marketing, distribution and services company in the world.”

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