Avnet Appoints New Board of Directors Member

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Technology distributor Avnet, Inc. announced today it appointed Rodney Adkins, president of 3RAM Group LLC, as a new member of the board of directors, serving

on the audit and corporate governance committees.

“Rod is a respected executive who understands the need for companies to continuously evolve to keep pace with the accelerated rate of change in the technology industry,” said William H. Schumann III, chairman of the board of Avnet, Inc. “With his history working for IBM, Rod will strengthen Avnet’s position as an innovative, world-leading technology distributor.”

Adkins led IBM’s semiconductor, server, storage and system software businesses, as well as its Integrated Supply Chain and Global Business Partners organizations. He also serves on the board of directors for W.W. Grainger, Inc., PPL Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc.