Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA Honoured as Recipient of 2014
EMC EMEA VSPEX Distributor Partner of the Year Award
Bracknell, UK – May 8, 2015 – Avnet today announced it has received the 2014 EMC EMEA VSPEX Distributor Partner of the Year Award from EMC Corporation.
The award was presented on Wednesday 6th May to Avnet at the Global Partner Summit at the 2015 EMC World. The award recognises Avnet for their commitment to EMC, as well as their proven ability to add value to EMC’s offerings and drive innovative solutions for customers.
Dieter Lott, vice president business development, EMEA, at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA commented, “We have enjoyed a decade long partnership with EMC. In fact, our partnership in North America celebrates its 15-year anniversary, this year. This award showcases our expertise in delivering global scale and local expertise as a value-added distributor in EMEA.”
“Avnet’s demonstrated leadership in EMEA has helped transform technology into business solutions for customers across EMEA,” said Philippe Fossé, vice president channels EMEA for EMC. “With VSPEX® technology, Avnet is helping customers leverage EMC’s best-in-breed converged infrastructure to drive IT innovation. It is my pleasure to recognise Avnet as EMC’s EMEA VSPEX Distributor Partner of the Year.”
Read the Press Release here!
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