Tech Data CEO Dutkowsky On Avnet Integration Status, Next-Gen Investments And Where Specialty Competitors Get 'Left Behind'


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With Avnet in the fold, Tech Data now has 14,000 employees in 40 countries. How are you and your team ensuring nothing falls through the cracks during what must be a complex integration?

When we decided to put [Avnet] and Tech Data together, we committed to having two different threads. One thread was focused on operating the company, serving the customer and the resellers. We dedicated a second thread of people to executing the integration. We tried to take these two big day-to-day business challenges and dedicate people to each front. That has paid off. Our operations were very good in Q3, and at the same time we're right on schedule with where we want to be on the overall integration of putting the two businesses together. Here we are seven months into it. We said it was going to be about a two-year journey.



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