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Avnet Technology Solutions Honored as a Winner of Operational Excellence at 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Today, Avnet Technology Solutions announced it has won the Operational Excellence Award at the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards. The company was chosen out of the top U.S. Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony held May 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, at Microsoft’s Channel Partner Summit.

’Avnet strives to provide our suppliers and partners with the highest quality of customer service by supporting them with world-class people, practices and processes,’ said Dennis O’Connell, senior vice president of operations, Avnet Technology Solutions. ’We will continue to invest in the resources that help our partners simplify business processes, accelerate time to market, and save time and money. Avnet is honored to receive this award from Microsoft for the second year in a row based on our continued commitment and dedication to operational excellence.’

Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 38 entrants in the U.S. Avnet was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and customer satisfaction.

’We are pleased to be able to recognize some of our closest partners for the results they have achieved in making it easy for customers to find the right software solutions and for their high quality operations in support of those customers,’ stated Matt Rossmeissl, General Manager for Microsoft’s World Wide Commercial Operations. ’The Operational Excellence award is an opportunity for Microsoft to reward our partners for the investments they have made in making it easy to do business with our company.’

’Each year our partners are measured based on their level of operational end to end performance. This award recognizes those partners who use best practices to perform at a level that enables end customers to transact business with Microsoft efficiently, effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner,’ said Mary Ellen Smith, Microsoft’s General Manager for the America Operation Center. ’We value their focus to deliver operational excellence to our end customers.’

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.


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