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Avnet UK names new business unit head

Avnet TS has named Danny Yeowell as director for its UK Security and Networking business unit, as part of a refocus on growth areas. Security and networking grew by double-digits for the distributor in the last year. He joins from Dimension Data where he was UK solutions director, responsible for networking, security, collaboration, data centre and end user computing. Prior to this he headed up pre-sales and architecture at Logicalis for six years.

Christian Curtis, sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “Security and networking is pervasive to all areas of technology and none more so than next-generation, where huge growth is predicted. Over the last few years we’ve invested heavily in building out a security centre of excellence, which has enabled us to deliver significant value to our partners and reaped rewards for all concerned. We will continue to invest in this important area.”