Lott handed expanded role at Avnet

Avnet has handed Dieter Lott an expanded role across EMEA as he takes on an additional role in the enterprise business group

Avnet Technology Solutions has handed Dieter Lott more responsibility in the EMEA management structure after it chose to hand him some of the tasks previously under the control of Miriam Murphy.

Lott, who is vice president for business development across EMEA, will now also run the enterprise business group, which works closely with the distributors vendor partners.

Murphy, who is senior vice president of the North region, a job that includes the running the UK, stepped aside from the enterprise business group earlier this summer.

Lott is an Avnet veteran with 14 years service and will continue to handle pan-EMEA account management, SI relationships as well as working closer with suppliers on the enterprise side of the business.

“My main goal is to accelerate our growth, which will drive opportunities for our customers and suppliers. Essentially, I will strengthen our sales and customer focus. Having our EMEA sales account team and our strategic supplier teams under one umbrella will enable this. Overall, it will create stronger alignment between our vendors’ goals and our customers’ needs," said Lott.

Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, said that Lott would help it, "maintain the strong relationships we have with our suppliers, as we continue to transform technology into innovative business solutions".

Murphy took the reins at the UK operation back in June, replacing Tony Madden, who had been running the day-to-day operations of the UK since January, when Sukh Rayat was moved into a European role. Madden then moved into a role as senior vice president, supplier business executive at Avnet Technology Solutions.

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