Avnet Appoints Richard Lightfoot as Country Manager for New Zealand Business

Avnet Appoints Richard Lightfoot as Country Manager for New Zealand Business

07 June May, 2016 – SYDNEY – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor has appointed Richard Lightfoot as country manager for the Technology Solutions business in New Zealand. Richard joins Avnet with a wealth of experience within the channel, both of a sales and distribution management nature. During his almost 30 years in the IT industry he has guided the successful introduction and growth of vendors into New Zealand. Richard also has gained experience in the New Zealand IT services sector, expanding his skills around mobility and managed service solutions.
Richard’s vast experience in the IT industry, both in New Zealand and Australia, spans across sales, account management, marketing and vendor management. He is a strong addition to the Avnet team and will utilize his industry knowledge to grow Avnet’s current and prospective partner base across New Zealand. Richard joins James Johnston (Solution Architect, New Zealand) in the Avnet Auckland office and will be focussed on driving premier solutions for the New Zealand market.
Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand says, “With the appointment of Richard we have gained the leadership and execution skills required to drive success for the New Zealand business. We see great potential for growth in New Zealand and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver innovative solutions within the region.”

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From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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Avnet Technology Solutions
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Melinda Ilagan
EASTWEST PR for Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific
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Email: avnet@eastwestpr.com

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