AXEL HARTSTANG NAMED PRESIDENT,AVNET ELECTRONICS MARKETING/EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA Tuesday 9 January 2001 PDF Print Axel Hartstang has been named president of electronic components distributor Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM)/ Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Hartstang, formerly president and CEO of EBV Elektronik, replaces George Smith in Europe. Smith has moved to Avnet Computer Marketing, as its European president. Hartstang reports to Brian Hilton, co-president of Avnet EM Global. Hartstang joined Avnet when it acquired the Munich-based EBV Group, a pan-European semiconductor specialist distributor, as part of the VEBA Electronics Distribution Group acquisition on Oct. 31, 2000. He is a veteran in the semiconductor industry, with more than 23 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations management at Texas Instruments, Motorola and EBV. He was also recently elected a corporate officer of Avnet, Inc. by the company's board of directors and also now serves on the EM EMEA Management Board. Hartstang joined EBV as president and CEO in early 1998, and over the last three years implemented a solid strategy for the EBV Group. "Under his leadership, the EBV Group has just completed two enormously successful years in sales growth, profits and market share," Hilton said. "We are delighted to have Axel's special management talent to help steer Avnet EM's course for the future." Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) is the largest operating group of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company with annual sales exceeding $10 billion. One of the world's largest distributors of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components from leading manufacturers, Avnet EM markets, inventories and adds value to these products and provides world-class supply-chain management and engineering design services. Avnet EM serves customers in 63 countries. The company's Web site is located at www. avnet.com. Contact : Jan Jurcy, Public Relations Dir., Avnet, Inc. (480) 643-7642 email@example.com In Europe, Contact: Petra Mayer, Brodeur Kohtes & Klewes Munich, Germany 49-89-5904-2330. firstname.lastname@example.org or Georg Steinberger EBV Elektronik GmbH ++49-89-99114-203 email@example.com or Didier Gerfaud Director, Marketing Communications, Avnet EM EMEA 33 (0) 1-49-65-26-51 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.