Tech Data reveals new management after Avnet integration

Tech Data has completed its purchase of the IT part of Avnet and announced some of the executive moves. “This is a momentous day in our company’s history and we are excited to welcome our talented colleagues at Technology Solutions to the Tech Data family,” says Bob Dutkowsky (below), Tech Data CEO. “Our combined company is perfectly positioned at the epicentre of the IT ecosystem—with the scale and scope to serve dynamic markets throughout the world— giving our customers access to an end-to-end portfolio of IT solutions and efficiently bringing our vendors’ products to new customers in more markets.”

The addition of Avnet Technology Solutions rebalances Tech Data as a global business after it had increasingly seen its European side grow to more than half its total revenues. For the first time it has a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, a new market for Tech Data. The company now has operations in 40 countries, with 14,000 employees serving approximately 115,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

The company also announced its global executive leadership, as well as several new regional and global roles. Reporting to CEO Bob Dutkowsky are:

•             Chuck Dannewitz, executive vice president, chief financial officer

•             Rich Hume, executive vice president, chief operating officer

•             Beth Simonetti, executive vice president, chief human resources officer

•             John Tonnison, executive vice president, chief information officer

•             David Vetter, executive vice president, chief legal officer

Reporting to COO Rich Hume are:

•             William Chu, president, Asia-Pacific

•             Jaideep Malhotra, president, Global Computing Components

•             Joe Quaglia, president, Americas

•             Patrick Zammit, president, Europe

•             Els Demeester, corporate vice president, Integration

•             Michael Urban, corporate vice president, Strategy, Transformation and Global Vendor Management

UPDATE There is no news of the role of Avnet TS Europe president Graeme Watt. UPDATE

Tech Data has also announced its European Executive Board, which will be led by Patrick Zammit:

  • Alain Amsellem – senior vice president and chief financial officer, Europe

  • Michael Dressen – senior vice president and regional managing director, Germany and Austria

  • Jonas Elmgren – senior vice president and regional managing director for other European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. 

  • Andy Gass – senior vice president and regional managing director, United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Pascal Murciano – senior vice president and regional managing director, France

  • Miriam Murphy – senior vice president and regional managing director, Benelux

  • Stephen Nolan – senior vice president, Broadline, Mobile and Services

  • Johan Vandenbussche – senior vice president, Operations

  • Graeme Watt – senior vice president, Value (includes the combined businesses of Azlan and Technology Solutions, specialist brands Datech and Maverick, along with Tech Data Cloud and Tech Data Smart for IoT)

  • Simon England – senior vice president, Next Generation Technology (includes cloud, big data – analytics and cognitive, IoT, security, education and services)

  • Carlos Arcusa – vice president, Human Resources

  • Michael Fischermanns – vice president, Information Technology

  •  Hugo Graça – vice president, Global Computing Components EMEA

  • Roman Rudolf – vice president, Integration