Avnet selects Magirus chief as EMEA VP of services

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Avnet Technology Solutions has announced its EMEA executive management structure following the completion of the Magirus acquisition.

Although Christian Magirus (pictured) has been appointed EMEA VP of services for Avnet Technology Solutions, former Magirus Chief Executive Officer Fabian von Kuenheim will step down from involvement in day-to-day operations but will retain his title and serve Avnet in an advisory capacity.

Christian Magirus will effectively be in charge of services for the Avnet in EMEA including its client solutions and Colt cloud. The move underlines the significance being placed by Avnet on the development of services offerings to support growth for its business partners and drive product demand for its suppliers.

Other former senior Magirus executives including Gert Weber, vice president for operations and IT, Martin Lauer, vice president for credit, collection and finance and Petra Speidel, vice president for finance and accounting will retain key executive roles with Avnet as well.

Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, will operate a four region structure to drive increased coordination and speed execution. Sukh Rayat, senior vice president for the UK, Ireland, and computer components and integrated solutions businesses, will lead the north region. Roman Rudolf and Judith Ecker, both vice presidents, will lead the central and east regions, respectively. Miriam Murphy, senior vice president for enterprise sales and marketing, will lead the west region in addition to her existing duties.

Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, commented, “This structure will drive more collaboration and speed execution between the country and EMEA operations. It will also enable us to accelerate the regionalisation and centralisation of resources in a way that better supports the business moving forward.”


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