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Avnet Ranked No. 414 On Fortune’s List Of Largest Corporations

Avnet - Fortune Global 500

Fortune magazine announced today that global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. ranked No. 414 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500, a list of the world’s largest corporations. With $26.5 billion in sales in fiscal year 2011, Avnet appeared on this global list for the first time in its history. In addition, Avnet was previously named No.… Read More →

Avnet Announces A Tender Offer For Internix


Avnet, Inc. announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has launched a tender offer bid for all outstanding shares of Internix, Inc. (Internix), a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 2657), substantially expanding its presence in the Japanese market. Established in 1970 by founder the late Yoshiharu Fujisawa, Internix is an electronics… Read More →

Avnet Agrees To Acquire Magirus Group

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Avnet, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Magirus Group, a leading pan-European distributor of data center solutions and services. Magirus Group is a leading value-add distributor of software, systems and related services encompassing virtualization, storage management, cloud computing, security, intelligent networks and information life-cycle management services. Through its professional services portfolio and… Read More →

Avnet Selected By CIO Magazine As A CIO 100 Award Honoree

avnet - cio 100 award honoree

Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. announced that it was named to the 2012 CIO 100, which is developed by IDG’s CIO magazine. The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). CIO selected Avnet as one of the recipients for… Read More →

Avnet Hosts 9th Annual 16-Inch Softball Classic April 21st

Avnet Softball Classic

Valley families looking for fun in the sun while watching the biggest big ball softball tournament around or businesses looking for a team-building exercise should check Avnet’s 16-Inch Softball Classic. In addition to action on the field, there will be live music, Chicago style hot dogs and activities for the kids. On Saturday, April 21st,… Read More →

Jim Teter, Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona

Jim Teter, Goodwill - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Jim Teter, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, discusses how the economic bust has affected Goodwill, why they’ve seen an increase in donations, employment at Goodwill, its future and more. Jim Teter Title: President and CEO Company: Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona Why did you decide to move to a nonprofit after… Read More →

Don Cardon: The Driving Force Behind The Arizona Commerce Authority

Don Cardon, Arizona Commerce Authority

A political appointee with a successful track record in the private sector, Don Cardon has become the face of the new and innovating Arizona Commerce Authority. While Gov. Jan Brewer is chair of the public/private economic development agency and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo serves as co-chair, it is Cardon, as president and CEO, who has… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II)
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II) One company’s purchasing is another company’s marketing. If small and mid-sized businesses can keep that in mind, they will have discovered one of the secrets of success for a supplier, according to Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P.… Read More →

Avnet, Inc. Unveils Sculpture For 50th Anniversary

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by in Blogs | Events | Featured

Avnet, Inc., one of Phoenix’s largest publicly-held companies will unveil a new sculpture outside its global headquarters in Phoenix on Monday, February 7th at 3 p.m. This year will mark the companies’ 50th anniversary on the New York Stock Exchange. For Roy Vallee, Avnet’s chairman and chief executive officer, this means only good things for… Read More →

CEO Series: Roy Vallee

Roy Vallee, Chairman & CEO of Avnet - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Long-time member talks technology, dealing with global economic problems, adapting to the changing world of technology, and more. Roy Vallee Title: Chairman and CEO Company: Avnet How you would you assess the current state of your industry? Things are going pretty well for technology. Calendar 2010 will be a very good year by historical standards… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – January 3, 2011

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
by in Blogs

This week on AZNow.Biz, read about how the economic recovery has companies looking for ways to make sure they retain their key employees. Also, read and watch the latest edition of our CEO Series. We talk to Roy Vallee, the CEO and chairman of Avnet. And check out our Touchdown AZ section to find out… Read More →

Avnet Celebrates 50 Years On The New York Stock Exchange

Avnet NYSE Bell Ringing
by in Tech

Phoenix-based Avnet, an electronics and global technology distributor, celebrated it’s 50th anniversary as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by ringing the closing bell on Dec. 15. Front and center at the bill ringing was Avnet Chairman and CEO Roy Vallee. “We think our founders would be proud of the fact… Read More →

Avnet’s Roy Vallee On Leadership

Avnet's Roy Vallee On Leadership
by in Podcasts

Thirty-seven years ago Roy Vallee was stocking shelves at a small electronics distribution company in Los Angeles. That small firm has grown up to become Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm located in Phoenix, Arizona. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic parts, enterprise computing and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – October 18, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez

This week on AZNow.Biz: Avnet chairman and CEO Roy Vallee talks about leading one of the largest distributors of electronic parts in the world. Green columnist Dustin Jones asks whether sustainable housing is in Arizona’s future, and political columnist Tom Milton looks at the political scene as we close in on next month’s mid-term elections.