Avnet Inc. has promoted Steve Gomez to senior vice president of sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. Most recently, Gomez served as vice president, area director of the West and Latin America areas within the region.
Prior to Avnet, Gomez spent time in the broader electronics industry on the manufacturing side, beginning with Motorola (now Freescale) as a sales engineer and then with IDT and National Semiconductor Corp. (now Texas Instruments) in a variety of engineering and sales management positions.
A 28-year industry veteran, Gomez will be responsible for components sales and related strategies within the Americas region. He will report directly to Chuck Delph, who earlier this year was promoted to president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.
In a separate announcement, Avnet named William J. Amelio as interim CEO of the company, effective immediately. Previously, Amelio was the president, CEO, and a director of CHC Group Ltd., an international oil-field services company.
With more than 35 years of management and industry experience to his new role, Amelio is replacing Rick Hamada, who is stepping down from his position at the company and on the board of directors.
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