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ASU Research Park generates jobs, $1.4 billion in state income

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A recent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that ASU Research Park tenants generate 16,160 jobs for Arizona residents, provide labor income of $865 million for Arizona workers, and account for $1.418 billion in total income. Labor income is the… Read More →

Tech Council announces winners, finalists for Innovation Awards

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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Individual Award winners, Company Award finalists and Student and Teacher Awards for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet. The awards honor the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem whose passion and dedication energize Arizona’s rapidly growing technology community. “We were pleased to… Read More →

Avnet names CEO after Hamada stepped down in July

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Phoenix-based global technology distributor, Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced its CEO appointment after its former CEO, Rick Hamada, stepped down in mid-July. Interim CEO William “Bill” J. Amelio has been named CEO of Avnet by the firm’s Board of Directors and will be assuming the role immediately, according to a Tuesday announcement. “For me, Avnet is all… Read More →

Avnet CEO steps down, expected Q4 earnings lowered

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced that William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, a member of Avnet’s Board of Directors, has been named as interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately, as Rick Hamada steps down. Hamada will no longer be on Avnet’s board of directors either, and the technology distributor did not provide any reason for… Read More →

Avnet names new vice president of sales

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor,promoted Steve Gomez to senior vice president of sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, effective immediately. Most recently, Gomez served as vice president, area director of the West and Latin America areas within the region.  A 28-year industry veteran, Gomez will be responsible for components sales and related strategies within the… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

Avnet among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a global technology distributor, was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2016 in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category. FORTUNE continues to recognize Avnet for its management and leadership in key areas, such as investment value, financial strength, quality and social responsibility. “Avnet’s recognition as one of FORTUNE… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

MaryAnn Miller: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, Avnet Miller is responsible for leading Avnet’s global human resources and organizational development, as well as corporate communications and its strategic alignment to Avnet’s initiatives. Significant accomplishment: Miller was named among the National Diversity Council’s 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. It is the second consecutive year Miller has… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 4 to board

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In a unanimous vote during a regular session of the Arizona Technology Council’s Board of Directors’ meeting on July 23, 2015, four new directors were elected to serve in three-year terms. The Arizona Technology Council’s current Board of Directors includes 36 members, five of whom are officers. The Arizona Technology Council’s executive officers and board of directors… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

Avnet ranks among top business technology innovators

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it ranked No. 4 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Avnet was recognized for the development of an innovative cloud-based training system that serves as the foundation for Avnet Academy – the company’s education… Read More →

Avnet’s MaryAnn Miller makes Most Powerful Women in Tech list

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, chief human resources officer and corporate communications, was named among the National Diversity Council’s 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. The National Diversity Council’s list features the highest-ranking female executive leadership in America’s corporations. This is the second… Read More →

Avnet recognized as ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the… Read More →