Monday, November 26, 2012

Supply Chain Council Appoints Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to European Leadership Team

November 26, 2012 - PHOENIX -- Avnet Velocity, the supply chain solutions unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced that the Supply Chain Council appointed Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to its European leadership team. Based in Paris, Fernandez will support the Supply Chain Council’s high-tech supply chain initiatives in Europe.

“The Supply Chain Council provides global organizations with education and resources to ensure the efficient operation of their supply chains,” said Pascal Fernandez, vice president, Avnet Velocity, EMEA. “I have personally benefited from the Council’s expertise, and appreciate the opportunity to become a part of this talented and experienced leadership team. We will continue to share insights about the supply chain challenges facing the European market with Supply Chain Council members, and work together to develop real-world solutions.”

The European chapter of the Supply Chain Council represents member interests in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The chapter organizes training events throughout Europe, and the annual Supply Chain World Europe conference and exposition. The leadership team provides guidance on regional activities, as well as spearheading research projects and material development.

“Pascal was selected for the Supply Chain Council’s European leadership team because of his unique perspective in the high-tech industry,” said Joseph Francis, Executive Director, Supply Chain Council. “His company, Avnet, Inc., is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products and services. Pascal’s expertise in supply chain solutions, logistics and global business process management will add considerable value to our leadership team.”

Fernandez is the vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. He is responsible for business development, as well as implementing and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet Inc.'s partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Having started his career in electronics engineering, Fernandez has held multiple positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry, and has implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. He is also vice president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade Association.

About Avnet:

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit