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Avnet Appoints Interim CEO

Electronics distributor Avnet names Phil Gallagher as interim replacement for outgoing CEO Bill Amelio and also announces preliminary fourth-quarter financial results.

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Women-Led Group to Build Diverse Leadership Pipeline for Vallen

Known as VICKIE, a goal for Vallen Distributions new internal employee resource group is to recruit strong, diverse candidates from both inside and outside of the business who will reach leadership positions within the 3,000-employee company.

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Grainger Names CTO

As CTO, Jonny LeRoy will lead teams across Grainger's Technology Group to build capabilities that complement and advance the company's strategy and business model.

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SRS Distribution Names New Board Member

Amy Jen Su is the co-founder of Paravis Partners, a premier executive coaching and leadership development firm.

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Winsupply Names Vendors of the Year

The Winsupply Preferred Vendors that won in each category were chosen based on several criteria, the most important of which was being a leader in growing the segment's business over the past year.

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RS Components Uses Pandemic ‘Pause’ to Enhance Customer Value

Customers looking to reset after COVID-19 disruption will want efficiency gains made possible by data, digitization and automation, says Suroor Anwar, VP at the electronic products distributor.

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Coronavirus Accelerates Timeline for Changes at Stellar Industrial

The industrial distributor is encouraging a company-wide focus on opportunities to improve operational efficiencies, including making some COVID-19-induced changes permanent. President and CEO John Wiborg is also elevating ROI expectations from existing technology investments.

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Think Like a Futurist

Everyone wants to know, what will our economic recovery from COVID-19 look like? The most optimistic are hoping for a V-shaped curve, others are expecting a W or even an L. When faced with an indeterminate outlook like we see today, information is key.

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Commentary: Think Like a Futurist

Everyone wants to know, what will our economic recovery from COVID-19 look like? The most optimistic are hoping for a V-shaped curve, others are expecting a W or even an L. When faced with an indeterminate outlook like we see today, information is key.

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How Can COVID-19 Change Distribution for the Better?

Future-focused distributors are embracing the market upheaval brought on by the coronavirus to strengthen their brands, step up communication with customers and suppliers and put themselves in a position of strength to thrive in the coming post-pandemic economy. Consultant Mark Dancer during Fridays MDM Live webcast shared several ways distributors can show leadership now.

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