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Supply Chain Council Appoints Avnet Velocity Executive

PhoenixNov. 26, 2012Supply Chain Council appointed Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA (of Avnet Inc.), to its European leadership team. Based in Paris, Fernandez will support the Supply Chain Council’s high-tech supply chain initiatives in Europe.

“Pascal was selected for the Supply Chain Council’s European leadership team because of his unique perspective in the high-tech industry,” said Joseph Francis, Executive Director of the Supply Chain Council. “His company, Avnet Inc., is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products and services. Pascal’s expertise in supply chain solutions, logistics and global business process management will add considerable value to our leadership team.”

The European chapter of the Supply Chain Council represents member interests in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The chapter organizes training events throughout Europe and the annual Supply Chain World Europe conference and exposition. The leadership team provides guidance on regional activities, as well as spearheading research projects and material development.

“The Supply Chain Council provides global organizations with education and resources to ensure the efficient operation of their supply chains,” said Fernandez. “I have personally benefited from the Council’s expertise and appreciate the opportunity to become a part of this talented and experienced leadership team. We will continue to share insights about the supply chain challenges facing the European market with Supply Chain Council members and work together to develop real-world solutions.”

With Avnet Velocity, EMEA, Fernandez is responsible for business development; and implementing and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet Inc.'s partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout his career, he held multiple positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry; and implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. Additionally, he is Vice President of SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade Association.