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Avnet's Stephen Wong Expands Electronics Marketing Asia Portfolio with Japan

SINGAPORE, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) has appointed Stephen Wong, President of Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan, to lead the Japan Electronics Marketing business in addition to his current responsibilities, effective July 1, 2015. He will continue to report to Gerry Fay, President of Electronics Marketing Global.

Stephen Wong, President of Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan
Stephen Wong, President of Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan

"The Avnet Electronics Marketing business in Japan has remained an independent business for Avnet in the past several years. With its growing presence within the region, there is a need to ensure maximum coordination between Japan and Asia in order to increase our competitiveness and to maximize growth and performance for our business in the region. Combining our resources and strengths will allow us to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the region," says Gerry Fay. "Stephen's proven track record in operational improvements and accelerating profitable growth will provide the leadership to continue our exceptional growth in Asia and Japan."

For nearly three decades, Stephen advanced through a variety of positions in Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola) before taking the helm at Avnet's Asia region in 2005. Within a span of 10 years, Stephen grew the business by six folds, leading Asia to become one of the largest regions in Avnet globally.

Yasumoto Mogi who is newly appointed as Regional President - Avnet Japan, will report to Stephen Wong as a key member of the Asia leadership team. "Mogi's vital contributions to our business in Japan over the years have helped position us for greater success, and I look forward to working more closely with him and to drive the continued success in Japan,'' says Stephen Wong.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is the leading electronics component distributor in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in more than 50 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan distributes semiconductors, interconnects, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com  

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com

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Tan Weiwei
Corporate Communications and PR Manager
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia and Japan
weiwei.tan@avnet.com
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Source: Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia
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