Former ST Microelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti, a 40-year veteran of the electronics industry has joined the board of Avnet.

“Carlo’s depth of knowledge of the semiconductor and industrial electronics market, along with his expertise in identifying strategies for alliances and partnerships, particularly in the European electronics market, make him a valuable addition to the Avnet board,” said Rodney C. Adkins, Chairman of the Board of Avnet. “We’re pleased to welcome him and look forward to leveraging his knowledge in support of our supplier partners and engineering customers.”

Bozotti is currently an Industrial Partner of European private equity fund FSI. He was president and CEO of STMicroelectronics from 2005 to 2018, when he retired. He also currently serves on the boards of Lumson in the primary packaging cosmetics sector, and Besi, a supplier of assembly equipment for the global semiconductor and electronics industries.

Also joining the Avnet board is Adalio T. Sanchez, a former Senior Vice President at Lenovo Group, responsible for the company’s enterprise systems, storage and data centre technologies business. Prior to that, he spent 32 years at IBM in various senior executive and global general management roles.

He is President of S Group Advisory LLC. He is also on the boards of ACI Worldwide, a global software company facilitating real-time electronics payments, and MITRE Corporation, a firm that manages federally funded research and development centres supporting several U.S. government agencies.


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