Avnet recently announced that MaryAnn Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Marketing and Communications, has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio. In her new role, Ms. Miller will work closely with Avnet’s senior leadership to accelerate the progress of her multi-year strategic plan.

In addition, Avnet also announced that Ken Arnold, vice president of human resources for the Americas, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief clerk, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio. Mr. Arnold has been with Avnet for 21 years. During his time at Avnet, Mr. Arnold played a key role in building strong talent acquisition and management capabilities to ensure that Avnet was able to achieve its growth and transformation goals.

Bill Amelio, CEO of Avnet, said: “MaryAnn has deep expertise across multiple disciplines, and her thoughtful perspective and balanced approach will serve Avnet well in her new role. Ken’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the company, combined with his stellar reputation of high-integrity, passion for people, and collaborative approach will bring fresh new perspective and energy to our people management practices. These executive promotions are an important part of Avnet’s leadership succession process and demonstrate the depth of our talent pipeline.”