Bob Nail, Avnet Computer Marketing's senior vice president for supply chain management worldwide, resigned on 23 May.
Nail was accused in a lawsuit filed by a former Avnet employee of participating in a scheme to replace Compaq-approved components with cheaper parts for Avnet to increase its margins on every PC it assembled for Compaq.
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The extra money would then be used to enhance Avnet Computer Marketing's bottom line each month, according to the lawsuit.
A company spokesman confirmed Nail's departure, but declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the resignation, citing a company policy on commenting about employee activity.
Nail had worked for Avnet for 28 years.
Tom Krazit works for IDG News Service