Roy Vallee Archives

The Dish: Marshmallows


You’ll never have to eat those stale, flavorless blobs from the grocery store again, once you learn how to make your own marshmallows! Imagine: cinnamon spice marshmallows topping off your hot chocolate on a cool fall evening, vanilla bean marshmallows toasted atop your sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving or blushing, pink rose water marshmallows dipped… Read More →

Who Should Get Their Flu Shot?

by in Prevention

Getting your flu shot is even more critical when you are pregnant or have recently given birth, a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty member warns. “Influenza is more dangerous in pregnant women than other women because the changes in the immune system while you are carrying your child,” said Maria Manriquez,… Read More →

Arizona Opera's New, $5.2M Center Opens on Central Avenue


  Arizona Opera opened its new $5.2M, 28,000 SF Opera Center on Central Avenue in Phoenix. The building project, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, included two phases. Phase 1 houses an intimate black box performance venue, rehearsal space, and orchestra loft and patron viewing gallery. General contractor was Brignall Construction; architect was Motley… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust to Develop Liberty Center at Rio Salado


  Liberty Property Trust announced that it will develop a sustainable, mixed-use business park on 100 acres purchased from the City of Tempe last month. The company is developing a site plan for the new park which will be known as Liberty Center at Rio Salado. “After several years of continued success at our nearby… 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 →

Arizona Commerce Authority Board Of Directors Comprised of Statewide Leaders

ACA Board of Directors
by in Economy

The Arizona Commerce Authority aims to boost Arizona’s economy by creating jobs for Arizonans, attract and bring in new business, as well as show corporations Arizona is a better operating environment and a better place to collaborate and grow. The following ACA Board of Directors are leaders within their respective fields: Metro Phoenix Chair: Gov.… Read More →

Avnet, Inc. Unveils Sculpture For 50th Anniversary

avnet nyse anniversary
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 →

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.

Who To Watch: Roy Vallee

by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Tech

Roy Vallee Chairman of the Board and CEO Avnet “..we are seeing a bounce-back in IT spending.” –Roy Vallee, Avnet Although it believes its performance was pretty good under the circumstances, Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. chalks up 2009 as a harsh year. Now, Avnet is focused on an improving economy and the business it will bring.… Read More →

First Job: Roy Vallee, Avnet Inc.

First Job: Roy Vallee, Avnet Inc.

Roy Vallee Chairman and CEO Avnet Inc. Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. I was 13 years old when I landed my first job selling cosmetics and household products door-to-door. As a salesman, my earnings were based entirely on what I sold. That meant that if I sold nothing,… Read More →