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Avnet appoints IoT strategist

Eric Williams joins Avnet in newly created role


Leading global technology distributor Avnet Inc. announced that Eric Williams has been named to the newly created role of vice-president, Internet of Things (IoT) for Avnet worldwide. In this role Williams will develop and deploy a global IoT strategy, working across the company to design, develop and drive edge-to-enterprise IoT offerings.

“The pace of change in today’s global business environment demands agility and imagination,” says Rick Hamada, CEO, Avnet, Inc. “Given our total breadth of resources, both our customers and suppliers are asking us to develop new solutions combining multiple elements of technology from the edge to the enterprise. In Eric, we have found an executive with global experience and a proven ability to design, develop and implement innovative programs with positive results. He has been involved in a broad variety of roles throughout the technology supply chain from identifying new market opportunities to delivering results-driven channel programs. These experiences make him the ideal candidate to lead our IoT strategy and supporting initiatives.”