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Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints Janos Kurel as Regional Vice President of Sales


Prague -- Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the appointment of Janos Kurel as Vice President of Sales for the CEMAAS region (Central Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria and Switzerland). Kurel will have commercial responsibility for Avnet Technology Solutions in seven countries of the region: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Switzerland.

“Janos’ experience and knowledge of the region is extensive,” said Dick Borsboom, president, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA. “He has been very successful in establishing the Avnet Partner Solutions business in part of CEMAAS, leading its expansion organically and through acquisition. I am confident that his experience and good partner relationships will allow him to drive our profitable growth further in the important and emerging CEMAAS market.”

Kurel previously led Avnet Partner Solutions in EMEA, serving as general manager Avnet Eastern Europe and was responsible for managing operations in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Kurel joined Avnet in 1998 after having served IBM in Central and Eastern Europe in a variety of management roles. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Electrotechnics in Zagreb.

About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing US$6 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Visit


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