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Avnet appoints Graham McBeth as President of Premier Farnell
2017-01-10

American multispecialist Avnet has promoted Graham McBeth to the role of president of Premier Farnell. McBeth will report directly to Gerry Fay, president, global business units, Avnet. In his new role, McBeth will be responsible for the strategic direction, day-to-day operations and performance of Premier Farnell. McBeth, who most recently served as President of Avnet Abacus, the Avnet business specializing in interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) products throughout Europe, replaces Premier Farnell's interim President Steven Webb. Webb, a 16-year veteran of Premier Farnell, has played an integral role during the last several months in overseeing Premier Farnell's integration into the Avnet organization. He will remain with the company until January 31, 2017, to assist in the leadership transition. "Graham is an accomplished leader who knows how to win in the market. With his strong commitment to team building, Graham grew the Avnet Abacus division into one of the most well-respected IP&E businesses in Europe", said Fay. "His deep understanding of Avnet’s global business will enable Graham to serve as a great bridge for the Premier Farnell team, its customers and suppliers."

"Since Avnet first announced its intent to acquire Premier Farnell, I recognized what a tremendous opportunity this would be to advance Avnet’s strategy of providing customers with a differentiated digital experience throughout the entire product lifecycle", said McBeth. "This is the start of an exciting new chapter for both Avnet and Premier Farnell and I am thrilled to have the chance to help drive further success for our organization and our design and supply chain partners." A native of Scotland, McBeth is a results-oriented leader with extensive industry experience. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1984 and spent 11 years at National Semiconductor in a variety of roles, from product marketing to distribution and sales management. McBeth joined Abacus Group Plc in 1995, was appointed to the main board as technical director in 1997, and later became group managing director of Abacus with responsibility for the company's sales and marketing strategy. In 2009, following the acquisition of Abacus Group by Avnet, McBeth became president of Avnet Abacus and led the IP&E specialist to a top position in the European market.

 

Farnell element14 Ltd
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Farnell element14 Ltd
Canal Road
LS12 2TU Leeds
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)113 279 0101
Fax : +44 (0)113 263 3411
Website : http://uk.farnell.com

Team

CEO : Mr Graham McBeth (*** ****** ********)
General manager : Mr Phil Gee (*** ****** *****)
General manager : Mr Neil Moorby (*** ****** ********)
CFO : Mrs Rachael Nowell (*** ****** ********)
Sales manager : Mr Phil Gee (*** ****** *****)
Sales manager : Mrs Tracey Senior (*** ****** ********)
Purchase director or manager : Mr David Beck (*** ****** ******)

Information

Creation year : 1939
Company registration number : 4276540
Annual turnover
2015 : 1 246,03 M€
2014 : 1 191,24 M€
2013 : 1 140,05 M€
2012 : 1 165,31 M€
2011 : 1 121,45 M€
Export : Bulgaria , Czechia , Estonia , Hungary , Israel , Latvia , Lithuania , Poland , Romania , Russia , Slovakia , Slovenia , Turkey
Specialist : Industrial computing, semiconductors and electronic components
Main brands : AMD, Broadcom (Avago), Intel, Raspberry Pi, Vishay
Clients : Associations, consultants, dealers, e-commerce, industrials, mail-order resellers, outlets, service providers, software developers, software editors, specialized resellers, systems integrators, traders, VAR
Employees : 4500 people