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Avnet Electronics Marketing Named Distributor of the Year by SEI


PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced its specialty interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) division has been named Distributor of the Year by Stackpole Electronics, Inc. (SEI).

Avnet received the award based upon achieving the highest percentage of year-on-year sales growth for 2007. Avnet was also named Distributor of the Year by SEI in 2005. “It’s an honor to be chosen to receive this award for a second time in three years,” said Ed Smith, senior vice president of sales for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “The Avnet team has truly made a conscious effort to engage with SEI across all technologies and the supply chain to help our engineering customers continue to expand the limits of their power management design applications. We are proud to have those efforts recognized in such a positive way.”

“Avnet was the fastest growing distributor partner for Stackpole in 2007, and we are pleased to present them with our Distributor of the Year Award for 2007,” said Jamie Mullane, chief operating officer of Stackpole Electronics, Inc. “In addition to having the largest year-over-year growth, Avnet has also done an excellent job partnering with Stackpole to sell all of our technologies. We are excited about the current opportunities as we continue to grow together in 2008 and beyond.”


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