Avnet Hires Mathias von Bescherer as VP of Operations

Avnet Hires Mathias von Bescherer as VP of Operations 

Former director at Microsoft joins Avnet to lead and provide strategic direction for business operations in the Asia Pacific

7 September, 2015 – HONG KONG  – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the appointment of Mathias von Bescherer to the role of vice president, operations for Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific. Within this role von Bescherer will lead and provide strategic direction for business operations, as well as drive effective consolidation and optimization in the region.

Based in Singapore, von Bescherer will be focused on driving further operational excellence, identifying efficiencies across the business and delivering best in class customer service for the Asia Pacific region. He will also work to enhance and maintain an optimum balance in productivity, service and financial results for the company.

“With an excellent track record in sales and operational functions, Mathias will be a great asset to our Asia Pacific team,” said William Chu, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific. “The ongoing transformation in business, technology and the channel allows Avnet to continue to evolve and create innovative solutions that drive next-generation opportunities. With talented resources such as von Bescherer, Avnet can better engage with key stakeholders to drive overall operational excellence across the region.”

von Bescherer has more than 18 years of international experience in business, sales and operational roles across the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Avnet, he held strategic roles at Microsoft including Asia Pacific Sales Excellence Lead SMS&P (Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners) after four years as director in both consumer channel and business operations in the APAC region. He began his career at Boeblingen, Germany (under Hewlett-Packard Europe), and drove operational engagement programs at the regional level. From there, he took on roles with Dicota and Targus.

von Bescherer is an executive member of the American Chamber of Commerce with master's degrees in business administration and mechanical engineering from the University of Heibronn in Germany.

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