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Avnet’s Hamada to Address ECIA Conference

ATLANTA — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Rick Hamada of Avnet, Inc. will be a featured presenter at the 2012 Executive Conference.

Hamada joined Avnet in 1983 and has held a variety of management positions during his long tenure with the company. In his current role of Chief Executive Officer, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and has responsibility for its strategic direction. Hamada will share some of his experiences and “lessons learned” regarding harnessing information to lead to faster and more meaningful innovation – both large-scale and incrementally. The speed of business demands the adept navigation of enormous volumes of data to get to relevant and actionable information and keep pace with a relentlessly evolving marketplace. Hamada will discuss the electronic components industry’s vital role in this process.

ECIA’s annual Executive Conference is a senior executive’s summit and the premier educational and networking event for the industry. This informative, results-oriented conference brings together the senior management teams of leading-edge electronics companies to focus on industry trends, developments and future direction. Attendees hear the latest information from renowned experts and have unprecedented access to industry leaders. Make plans to participate Oct. 28-30 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The early registration ends October 5th. View detailed program information and register to attend here.

Sponsors of the conference include: Advantage Business Media; Allied Electronics; Bourns; Carlton-Bates Company; Cornell Dubilier; Digi-Key Corp.; Dove Electronic Components; Electronics Sourcing, N.A.; Hearst Business Media; Honeywell; IHS; KEMET Electronics; Kruvand Associates; Littelfuse; Marsh Electronics; Model N; Molex; Murata; Newark element 14; netComponents; Norris and Associates; Penton Media; Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas; Omron; ON Semiconductor; Phoenix Contact; TE Connectivity; Texas Instruments; UBM Electronics Group; and Vishay.

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