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Avnet Names Dayna Badhorn New Americas Leader for Electronics Components Group

Avnet Names Dayna Badhorn New Americas Leader for Electronics Components Group
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Phoenix – (work wire) — Avnet Corporation (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, announced today that 23-year-old Avnet veteran Dyna Bathorne has been appointed as the regional president of electronics components for the Americas, with immediate effect. In her new role, Badhorn will oversee all activities associated with Avnet’s electronics components business in the Americas and manage the operations teams that support the business in the region.

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

“I have worked alongside and have known her throughout her career at Avnet. She leads tirelessly, with a broad range of knowledge for every aspect of our business,” said Phil Gallagher, Avnet CEO. The huge potential for growth in the region.”

Since joining Avnet in 1998, Badhorn has held leadership positions in sales, technical support, supplier management, and business development. Since 2016, Avnet has launched and supervised startup teams to find, evaluate and develop new profitable business opportunities, particularly in the startup space. Prior to that, Bathorne 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 Badorn. “I look forward to continuing to deliver on Avnet’s century-old promise to provide the best supply chain and technology solutions that help our partners and suppliers meet their evolving needs.”

Padorn holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic. She serves on the Board of Directors of CoValence Laboratories and is committed to community service and leadership development through her work with Homeward Bound. She was featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List for her work accelerating the channel’s growth.

About Avnet

As a leading global technology distributor and solution provider, Avnet has served the evolving needs of customers for a century. We support customers at every stage of the product lifecycle, from concept to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables us to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so that customers can generate revenue faster. Decade after decade, Avnet helps its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative potential of technology. Learn more about Avnet at

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