KEMET Announces Avnet Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year

Jul 30, 2012, 16:05 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, honored Avnet with its 2012 Distributor of the Year Award. The award was presented by KEMET's Jim Bruorton, Vice President of Global Distribution Sales and Business Development, and Al Houghtaling, Avnet Account Executive, in May 2012 at EDS in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"I would like to congratulate the Avnet Team on an outstanding performance during the past year," said Bruorton. "Avnet met or exceeded expectations in each of our award criteria. A job well done! Avnet's commitment to IP&E resources and KEMET inventory has helped our two companies reach records for both sales and customer base growth."

"Our teams strive to ensure that we put the best products and latest technologies in the hands of our customers. That's easy to do with a partner like KEMET," said Alex Iuorio, Senior Vice President, Supplier Marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "Fortunately, this past year has brought us multiple opportunities to grow with KEMET and our customers, thanks to the range of products KEMET brings to market including many first-to-market passive component offerings. I look forward to another great year together."

KEMET awards this honor each year to the distributor who scores highest in a number of criteria. Avnet Inc. demonstrated record-breaking growth and superior performance during KEMET's fiscal 2012 year.


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About Avnet Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, including, capacitors, connectors and semiconductors; technology solutions, computer products and embedded technology. Avnet connects the world's leading technology manufacturers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective value-added services and solutions.

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Dean W. Dimke

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