Avnet Logistics Promotes Robert Brenner to SVP Logistics Warehousing and Distribution for Americas
Avnet Logistics, the global logistics and warehousing arm of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has promoted Robert Brenner to senior vice president
warehousing and distribution for the Americas, reporting to Jim
Smith, president of Avnet Logistics. A 15-year veteran of the
electronics industry, Brenner is responsible for Avnet's warehousing and
logistics infrastructure, supporting Avnet's multi-billion dollar
business in the Americas.
Robert Brenner, Senior Vice President of Logistics Warehousing and Distribution for the Americas, Avnet Logistics (Photo: Business Wire)
"Bob has established an exceptional track record that has accelerated
productivity and driven higher service levels," said Smith. "His vision,
experience, and remarkable focused energy will continue to drive the
expansion of our global logistics infrastructure in Latin America, while
continuing to refine our established operations in the U.S. and Canada."
Brenner joined Avnet in July 2008 as global vice president of quality
and was promoted to vice president of warehousing logistics and
distribution in August 2010. He received his bachelor's degree from
National University and a master's in business administration from
University of Redlands, Calif. Prior to joining Avnet, Brenner held
progressively more responsible engineering and management positions at
General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, in addition to broad
experience in the technology distribution industry.
"I am excited about this new opportunity and the challenges it brings,"
says Brenner. "Avnet has an exceptional global logistics team that I
will be drawing upon as we expand our logistics infrastructure in the
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 in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than
100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated
revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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