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Avnet appoints William J. Amelio as interim CEO

William J. AmelioAvnet, a technology distributor, announced that William J. Amelio, a member of it board of directors, has been named as interim chief executive officer.

Mr. Amelio brings more than 35 years of management and industry experience to his new role.

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Mr. Amelio was the president, chief executive officer and a director of CHC Group from 2010 to 2015. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president and chief executive officer of Lenovo and was previously a regional senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific and Japan for Dell.

Mr. Amelio began his career with the Microelectronics Technology Division of IBM in 1979 and later became the General Manager Worldwide Operations of the Personal Computer Division. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of National Semiconductor.

He has a chemical engineering degree from Lehigh University and a masters in management degree from Stanford University.




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