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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Receives Distributor of the Year Honors from GE’s Critical Power Business

By Business Wire News   


Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), was recently named 2015 Distributor of the Year by GE’s Critical Power business. The award recognizes Avnet’s exceptional demand creation and technical support activities on behalf of GE’s Critical Power business and its customers.

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“GE’s components and modules are a great fit for customers serving markets, including telecom and data centers, who require high-reliability, high-efficiency embedded power,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet is honored to be recognized by GE and we look forward to even greater success as we work together to help power design engineers differentiate their designs with industry-leading embedded power management capability.”

“Avnet Electronics has distinguished itself as a demand creation distributor for GE in the power arena. It has led GE’s channel in both design activity and orders for the past several years,” said Ed Wiest, embedded power channel sales director, GE’s Critical Power business. “We recognize and appreciate their contribution to GE’s success in the embedded power space with the 2015 Distributor of the Year award, which commemorates Avnet’s contributions during this time.”

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About GE’s Critical Power business

GE’s Critical Power business powers rapidly changing, disruptive markets where massive data, communications and computing capacity is redefining how business is done. Customers in data center, super computing, telecommunications, and digital content industries rely on GE to provide the reliable and energy-efficient power to keep networks flowing and transactions moving 24/7. To learn more about GE’s Critical Power business, visit

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t, and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

Follow GE’s Industrial Solutions and Critical Power businesses on Twitter @GEindustrial and @GEcriticalpower.

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

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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