With competition heating up in the computer distribution arena, Avnet Inc. has tapped a competitor to fill the top seat at its own enterprise computing division.
The company today named John Paget as global president of the Technology Solutions unit, a $5 billion operating division of Avnet (Phoenix). Paget fills a position left open when Rick Hamada was made corporate chief operating officer last July.
Paget most recently was president of the Technology Solutions Division of Synnex Corp., a distributor focused on high-end computing solutions. He has also held key posts at various General Electric subsidiaries, including GE Access, a Sun Microsystems distributor that later became Access Distribution and was acquired by Avnet last December.