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Avnet Names New President of Americas Components Business

Feb. 3, 2016
Chuck Delph is appointed president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, replacing longtime president Ed Smith, effective July 3, 2016.

Avnet Inc. has named Chuck Delph president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) for the Americas region. He will be responsible for the strategy and business activities within the EM group in the Americas and will report to Gerry Fay, president of Avnet EM worldwide, effective July 3, 2016.

Delph succeeds Ed Smith, who was named vice president of Avnet embedded solutions globally, also effective in July.

 “Chuck brings a high level of energy, passion and industry experience to this position – which is a powerful combination,” Fay said. “His diverse background and proven success in the Americas market will serve us, our customers and partners well going forward.”

Delph has more than 24 years’ experience in electronics distribution, and since 2009 has led Avnet’s EM Americas components selling organization, serving as senior vice president, executive sales for the Americas. Prior to that role, Delph held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within Avnet, from district manager to regional manager to area director. In 2011, he received the prestigious Avnet Chairman’s Award.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is a business region of Avnet's components operating group with annual revenue of $4.9 billion for fiscal year 2015, ended June 27, 2015. The region includes all the Americas, selling electronic components (semiconductors, IP&E), embedded solutions, and associated design chain and supply chain services. 

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