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By | Paul Kunert 30th October 2012 09:22

Avnet TS confirms EMEA exec line-up

Rejigs structure as it digests Magirus buy

Avnet Technology Solutions has tweaked its organisational structure in EMEA and named those execs with a seat at the top table after completing the acquisition of Magirus.

Joining the senior management team in the region, Christian Magirus, COO at the self titled distie becomes veep for services.

The channel veteran will look after operations including WBT, Client Solutions, Colt cloud services and acquired businesses Ascendant, Canvas and Mattelli.

Fabian von Kuenheim, Magirus chief exec will stand down from day to day operations but will retain his title and serve in an advisory capacity, Avnet revealed.

Magirus execs Gert Weber, veep for operations and IT, Martin Lauer, veep for credit, collection and finance, Petra Speidel, veep of finance and accounting, and Andreas Bockwinkel, director of controlling will keep senior positions within Avnet that have yet to be confirmed.

The integration of Magirus has caused Avnet to carve up the EMEA region into four operating divisions - north, south, east and west. The restructure was previously mentioned by outgoing UK boss John Toal who left last month.

Avnet UK and Ireland current boss Sukh Rayat, who also runs the components unit across EMEA, will add director of northern Europe to his CV.

Roman Rudolf, boss of Avnet Germany will lead the central region, while Judith Ecker, veep for CEMAAS region is to head up the east region and Miriam Murphy, senior veep for sales and marketing will add the south region to her list of responsibilities.

There is no position for Joerg Speikamp, Magirus veep for sales of the eastern region, who is leaving the business, but Andrew Binding, Magirus veep of the north region is expected to bag a senior role within the distributor that will be made public imminently. ®

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