Rayat steps into Toal role at Avnet

Sukh Rayat has taken over the position formerly held by John Toal at Avnet technology Solutions and is now charged with driving growth in the UK and Ireland for the distributor

Long standing Avnet staffer Sukh Rayat has stepped into the shoes of departing John Toal to take up the post of regional leader for UK and Ireland at the distributor.

Rayat, who has been with the business for 13 years, takes up the role at Avnet Technology Solutions today and faces the task of growing the business in both UK and Ireland.

Toal has left the firm to pursue other opportunities ending a two year stint at the distributor after he transferred across following the July 2010 acquisition of Bell Micro.

Graeme Watt, president of Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, thanked Toal for his work at both Avnet and for their time together at Bell and said Rayat was now responsible for driving the performance of a key market for the channel firm.

"Looking ahead, the importance of performance in the UK market cannot be understated – it is the second largest market in the Avnet Technology Solutions’ global network and the largest in TS EMEA," he said.

"With many new developments taking place, it is an extremely exciting time for Avnet TS as we continue to forge ahead with our strategy of delivering high value, profitable solutions and services to our customers," he added.

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