|By Business Wire
|February 28, 2013 12:24 PM EST
Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader
and an operating group of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today announced that Phil
Gallagher, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Global, and Jeff
Bawol, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, were both
chosen as 2013 Channel Chiefs by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN magazine.
This prestigious list consists of the most influential and powerful
leaders in the IT channel. It recognizes executives directly responsible
for driving channel sales and growth within their organizations while
evangelizing the value the channel provides the IT industry.
Phil Gallagher, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Global, chosen as a 2013 Channel Chief by UBM Tech Channel's CRN magazine for his role in helping suppliers and partners expand their businesses geographically, while capitalizing on technology growth markets and services. (Photo: Business Wire)
Named to the list for the first time in 2013, Gallagher was honored for
his role in helping suppliers and partners expand their businesses
geographically, while capitalizing on technology growth markets and
services. Gallagher significantly enhanced Avnet’s services capabilities
in the Americas and EMEA in 2012 through the acquisitions of Ascendant
Technology, BrightStar Partners, Canvas Systems, Genilogix, Mattelli,
Pepperweed Consulting and TSSLink. These acquisitions provided new ways
for partners to support their customers in the IT lifecycle while
further driving hardware and software sales. Gallagher also increased
Avnet Technology Solutions’ ability to expand its partner and supplier
base in EMEA through the acquisition of Magirus Group. Additionally,
under Gallagher’s leadership, Avnet introduced its SolutionsPath®
methodology in Asia Pacific and EMEA, providing channel enablement and
resources for partners to profitably target high-growth technology and
vertical market opportunities.
“Phil embodies Avnet’s strategic focus on growth, globalization and
great people,” said Rick Hamada, chief executive officer, Avnet, Inc.
“Being named a Channel Chief is well-deserved recognition of his ability
to lead the global team in helping Avnet and our partners capitalize on
high-growth market opportunities. His leadership is definitely an asset
for the entire Avnet team and channel, including our suppliers, partners
CRN selected Bawol as a Channel Chief for the third time, further
recognizing his role in transforming Avnet into a solutions distributor
that is uniquely positioned to help suppliers and partners achieve
profitable growth. Under Bawol’s leadership, Avnet was selected to bring
Oracle’s Healthcare Information Exchange and Oracle Enterprise
Healthcare Analytics solutions to the U.S. and Canadian channel because
of Avnet’s proven ability to develop and foster an ecosystem of
highly-skilled healthcare IT solution provider partners. Bawol also
continued to expand Avnet’s sales and technical support for partners
around converged solutions, such as those based on Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM,
NetApp and VMware technologies. In addition, Bawol sponsored Avnet’s
investment in the tools and resources needed to help partners
successfully target the cloud computing market in the U.S. and Canada.
As a result, Avnet launched Avnet
Cloud Solutions, a team dedicated to developing off-premise cloud
computing solutions, and entered into strategic relationships with
leading cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and
“Jeff is a terrific asset to our organization, as well as a strong
advocate for our partners and suppliers,” said fellow CRN Channel
Chief Phil Gallagher. “His passion for innovation and his role in
evolving the distribution industry to the next level is core to all of
his achievements. Because of Jeff’s approach to solutions distribution,
our suppliers and partners have realized long-term success through
market specialization and are strategically poised throughout the
Americas to capitalize on the latest opportunities in cloud computing,
converged systems and services.”
For more than 10 years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN
editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations,
channel-driven revenue and public support for the importance of IT
“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor and distribution
executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,”
said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “Our
annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers
evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These
are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution
provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for
their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their
continued dedication to the partner community.”
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list
is featured in the February 2013 issue of CRN magazine and will
be featured online at www.crn.com.
Follow Avnet Technology Solutions, Global on Twitter: @AvnetTSGlobal.
Avnet Technology Solutions, North America, on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT
channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and
marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM
Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated
solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment,
enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology
sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet
Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers
to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that
address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and
around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated
US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet
Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more
information, visit www.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT),
a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of
electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving
customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by
connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated
revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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