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Avnet Named Dell OEM Solutions’ Americas OEM Partner of the Year

November 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been named a winner in Dell OEM Solutions’ channel program Partner of the Year Awards for Dell’s fiscal year 2016.

The annual awards, honoring Dell partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers, were presented at the Channel Partner Summit that kicked off Dell World 2015. Award winners are selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Dell technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs.

“The OEM relationship between Dell and Avnet continues to thrive with consistent year over year growth. Such continued success speaks to a committed partnership, ongoing collaboration and the recognition that we have found the right formula to meet our customers’ needs,” said John Salemme, vice president and general manager of Avnet’s embedded group. “Together Avnet and Dell enable our customers to get their solutions to market by designing a consistent, global customer experience that leverages our combined technology expertise and our world-class product lifecycle services. We are honored to be so highly regarded by Dell and look forward to continuing our shared successes and accomplishments together.”

“Dell OEM channel partners help us serve expanded markets by providing key capabilities, resources and choice for our customers. Our partner program gives OEM customers the flexibility to get the best combined solution from both Dell and our partners,” said Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager, Dell OEM Solutions. “Congratulations to Avnet on winning Dell OEM Solutions’ Americas OEM Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes their commitment, level of expertise and focus on delivering customer value with Dell solutions.”

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partners complement Dell’s own offerings by providing various value-added, integration and supply-chain services. As a Dell OEM Premier Partner, Avnet’s embedded group gains expertise in hardware, software and services that help eliminate complexity for OEM customers and create greater efficiencies in their design and manufacturing processes.

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Programs