Bracknell, UK – 8 July 2015 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that Avnet UK won two prestigious awards at the recent CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2015.

For the second year running Avnet was awarded Best Sales and Marketing Team (Distributor), and Linda Patterson, marketing director, Avnet North region, won Manager of the Year (Distributor). The awards were presented at a black tie gala dinner held on Thursday 2nd July at The Brewery, London.

Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said, “Winning these awards recognises the marketing team as an outstanding group of professionals in their field and rewards the significant contribution they each make to Avnet’s business on a daily basis.

“Linda’s individual award is well-deserved. Her energy, passion and engagement have no boundaries and under her leadership she has formed a team that delivers best-in-class strategic marketing, which is fundamental to Avnet’s success.”

The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards recognise and reward the achievements of individuals and teams that are responsible for successful channel businesses. CRN is a global channel news brand, published in 15 countries worldwide, attracting a readership of management teams at leading VARs, system builders, converged resellers and distributors.
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About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet, Inc.
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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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