Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. Rebranded as Avnet Integrated

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Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. Rebranded as Avnet Integrated

Brand Alignment to Strengthen Market Awareness in Aftermarket Services Industry and Support On-going Growth of Central Ohio Operations

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. ("PDSi") has been rebranded as part of Avnet Integrated, a global provider delivering a complete portfolio of aftermarket services to the technology supply chain. Acquired Jan. 30, 2012, PDSi complements Avnet's other acquisitions in the aftermarket services industry by adding technical expertise and repair depot services for IT and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) products. The renaming and integration was effective September 29th, 2012.


As part of Avnet Integrated, the Central Ohio facilities have already been able to leverage the strength of the Avnet brand and tools, helping to drive growth and expansion of the local workforce and operations. The Central Ohio facilities are working to fill multiple new positions, including repair technicians, engineers, operations management, quality control and IT roles. To see a current listing of available jobs, click here.

"Avnet has made a series of acquisitions in the aftermarket services industry to offer a 'one-stop-shop' approach to the growing need to repair, refurbish and responsibly dispose of electronic hardware," said Steve Church, president, Avnet Integrated and chief corporate business development and planning officer, Avnet, Inc. "This rebranding strengthens Avnet Integrated's brand awareness in the marketplace and will help expose PDSi's existing customer base to a wider range of services that we can offer."

Avnet Integrated focuses on helping customers get the most out of their information technology asset investments, from installation through maintenance and responsible disposition. To do this, Avnet Integrated provides a broad spectrum of OEM technical services, field services, warranty and non-warranty repair services and asset disposal services for the telecom, imaging, defense/aerospace, medical, and IT markets.

"With this acquisition and integration, customers will continue to see the same level of world-class service that PDSi has provided," said John D. Bair, vice president and CTO of Avnet Integrated and one of the founders of PDSi. "We are confident that the financial strength of Avnet and the service synergy with the rest of Avnet Integrated will allow us to bring enhanced value and services to our customers."

About Avnet Integrated

Avnet Integrated, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYS: AVT) , provides total solutions for the aftermarket needs of electronics OEMs, service providers and corporations. Capabilities include technical field services, board-level repair, refurbishment, IT asset disposition (ITAD), remarketing and R2 certified recycling. For more information, visit http://www.avnetintegrated.com/.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYS: AVT) , a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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