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Avnet’s Lynn Torrel and Lalit Wadhwa Named to 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know List

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced Supply & Demand Chain Executive has selected Lynn Torrel, senior vice president, global supply chain and strategic accounts, and Lalit Wadhwa, vice president, global supply chain operations, as 2014 Provider Pros to Know. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. With these awards, a total of eight Avnet executives have made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals.

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The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 300 entries for the 2014 Pros to Know Award.

“Companies are successful when they recognize that their supply chains, when properly managed, can go beyond initiating cost reductions, to becoming true growth enablers,” said Gerry Fay, global president, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Both Lynn and Lalit have deep expertise in managing the technology supply chain to support the needs of our customers, while addressing their unique supply chain challenges.”

Torrel brings 18 years of electronics industry expertise to her role. She joined Avnet in 2001, with the company’s acquisition of European semiconductor distributor EBV Elektronik. At Avnet, she has held increasingly progressive management roles, with responsibility for supply chain solutions development and implementation, and global account management. Torrel holds an MBA from Arizona State University and received the 2010 W.P. Carey Student Leadership Award.

Wadhwa is a 24-year Avnet veteran. His team assists customers to seamlessly move their supply chain from one region of the world to another, across multiple sites. He also ensures consistent supply chain business processes for global customers across Avnet’s regions and provides customers with a consistent experience, regardless of location. He holds a bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering.

A complete listing of the 2014 Pros to Know is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, memory 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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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