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Avnet names Dayna Badhorn as new US leader in electronic components group

PHOENIX–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Leading global technology solutions provider Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT) today announced that Dayna Badhorn, a 23-year Avnet veteran, has been appointed America’s Regional President of Electronics Components, effective immediately . In his new role, Badhorn will oversee all activities related to Avnet’s electronic components activities in the Americas and manage the operations teams supporting the activities in the region.

Badhorn most recently served as Global Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Marketing, where she worked in several global business units to identify growth opportunities to enhance Avnet’s overall business portfolio, financial strength. and its market value. She also oversaw the strategy, planning and development of Avnet’s global marketing initiatives.

“I worked alongside Dayna and knew her for much of her career at Avnet. She leads tirelessly, with a wide range of knowledge on all aspects of our business, ”said Phil Gallagher, CEO of Avnet. “I have no doubts that it will help us maximize the enormous growth potential that exists in the region. ”

Since joining Avnet in 1998, Badhorn has held leadership positions in sales, technical support, supplier management and business development. From 2016, she launched and supervised the Emerging Business teams of Avnet to find, assess and develop new profitable business opportunities, particularly in the field of startups. Previously, Badhorn was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Avnet’s global electronic components business, where she led the digital transformation initiative and several other global growth programs.

“It is an honor to be appointed to this role at such a pivotal time in the distribution industry,” said Badhorn. “I look forward to continuing to deliver on Avnet’s century-old promise of providing industry-leading supply chain and technology solutions that help our partners and suppliers meet their evolving needs.

Badhorn holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She sits on the Board of Directors of CoValence Laboratories and has been committed to community service and leadership development through her work with Homeward Bound. She was on CRN’s 2021 Channel Women’s List for her work in accelerating the channel’s growth.

About Avnet

As a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, Avnet has served the evolving needs of our customers for a century. We support our customers at every stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain allows us to accelerate the design and procurement stages of product development so that customers can earn faster revenue. Decade after decade, Avnet helps customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformational possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at