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Re : Avnet's Incoming CEO Talks Transition
tirlapur   5/29/2011 4:39:33 AM

Its interesting to see how the company maintains the ratio of investment in salespeople to technical salespeople to FAEs all the time.  Just wondering what  all parameteres define the critical mass for  in the technology-specific arena ?

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Re: Time to change
Backorder   5/26/2011 3:20:12 PM

Are we not seeing something 'significant' from Avnet already? I mean, Avnet is not one of the companies which have some soul searching to do. In that sense, the closing comments by the CEO designate about having a seamless transition make all the more sense. However, he mentions an increasing focus on tracking the pulse of the market, I guess it means a more aggressive external strategy which is always a tricky thing with distributors.

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jbond   5/26/2011 7:36:04 AM

It is always interesting to hear the input from any companies CEO regarding the future. It is nice to hear that Avnet isn't trying a drastic change with a new leader at the helm. It sounds like the focus is directed at maintaining Avnet's place at the top, and helping to guide their growth far into the future.

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Time to change
FLYINGSCOT   5/25/2011 1:15:10 PM

I am always interested to hear opinions from others in the industry about how long it takes to see some real and significant impact from such a change at the top.  It is also insightful to see what new leaders say and how quickly they say it as a gauge for what type of change to expect and when.  So how long before we see something significant from Avnet?

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