Avnet Inc. has named Michael Buseman chief global logistics and operations officer, appointing the EMS industry veteran to the position recently vacated by Gerry Fay who now heads the company’s global electronics components distribution business.
Buseman, who joins Avnet from electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Plexus Inc., where he headed the $2 billion revenue company’s global manufacturing operation, will manage the tier-1 components distributor’s warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration center services, operations and global trade compliance, according to a statement issued by the company. He will report to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada.
“With his experience in the fast-paced and highly competitive EMS industry that our Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group serves, Mike brings a very relevant and valuable perspective into our business,” said Avnet CEO Rick Hamada. “Mike is a high-energy executive with a focus on providing outstanding service that results in high customer engagement. Combined with his strong track record of success while building strong, high performance teams, I am confident Mike is an excellent choice for Avnet to further strengthen and leverage our global logistics and operations capabilities. I believe he will be a great addition to our senior executive team.”
Avnet, a $25 billion-plus revenue company, is a global entity with operations in more than 80 countries and approximately 200 offices worldwide. It generates a large portion of its sales from locations outside the United States and is one of the leading consolidators within the global electronics component distribution business. In his new role, Buseman will help the company integrate many of its recent acquisitions globally and explore new market opportunities. The company said Fay will assist Buseman in the transition to the new position.
“Avnet is a dynamic leader in global technology distribution with a strong culture of operational excellence and performance that includes a commitment to delivering an unparalleled customer experience. I look forward to applying my industry knowledge, and operating and supply chain experience, to build on this culture and deliver on our promise to accelerate success for our customers and suppliers,” said Buseman in the statement.