Avnet's Technology Solutions global president Phil Gallagher has called time on his time with the distributor ending three decades at the channel firm as he looks to start a new chapter in his career.
Gallagher, who has made the choice to stand down "to focus on new career opportunities in line with his personal goals", will stay in post until the distributor can find a successor.
The search has kicked off and the distributor has indicated that it expects to have a new leader in place by the end of the year.
Rick Hamada, Avnet Technology Solutions CEO, said: "Phil is a well-respected, 31-year veteran of the company. Over the past five years, the Technology Solutions team has built a solid foundation for the future, adding several strategic suppliers, technologies and services to our portfolio."
"In addition, they have expanded our geographic footprint in many key markets in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. With this in place, we are well positioned to create the robust solutions our customers need, and we thank Phil for his valuable contributions to the business," he added.