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Avnet Adds SVP of Business Engagements & Supplier Management

Rebecca Obregon-Jimenez will fill the newly created role at Avnet.

Phoenix, Arizona-based electronic components distributor Avnet announced Feb. 15 it has hired Rebecca Obregon-Jimenez as Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Engagements.

In this newly created role, Obregon-Jimenez will manage Avnet’s United, Velocity and Integrated business units, IP&E (interconnect, passive and electromechanical) supplier management and strategy, mergers and acquisitions, according to a news release.

“We’re pleased to bring on such a talented individual to lead key global organizations focused on providing a seamless customer experience,” Avnet CEO Phil Gallagher said in the release. “Rebecca will be overseeing strategic areas of our company that provide product integration and leading-edge supply chain solutions and we’re confident that under her leadership these areas will continue to thrive.”

Obregon-Jimenez has more than 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, most recently serving as Corporate Vice President at Amkor Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from National Technological University.

Avnet ranked No. 2 on MDM’s Top Electronics Distributors list in 2022.

MDM’s M&A Virtual Summit, to be held Feb. 22-23, has something to offer for any distributor on the dealmaking spectrum. We’ll cover the current state of M&A; how to maximize valuation; integration do’s and don’ts; ESOPs; the culture side of the M&A process; and more. Get details and register here.

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