Thomas Staudinger has been named as President of EBV Elektronik effective January 1, 2021. In this role he will continue to report to Slobodan Puljarevic, President Avnet EMEA, Global Design Chain & Supplier Management.
Staudinger who currently holds the position of Senior Vice President Sales & Demand Creation, joined EBV in 2012 and since then has reshaped EBV’s vertical segments, supplier marketing, marketing communications and since mid-2018, the EBV sales organisation. Before that he spent five years in various senior executive sales & marketing roles at NXP Semiconductors.
Trained in finance and electrical engineering, he started his career at Siemens in 1992, before joining Giesecke & Devrient and Infineon, before moving to NXP in 2007.
“The success of EBV has always and will continue to be paramount for Avnet EMEA. Organic growth from our own technical strength and customer focus has created a culture of continuity and leadership development from within and helped the company to become the leading demand creation force in the industry. Thomas’s promotion is based on this spirit of continuity and vision”, explains Slobodan Puljarevic, current President EBV Elektronik and President Avnet EMEA. “We are entering a decisive phase in our industry where intelligent business models, a customer-centric value proposition and execution excellence are more important than ever. Thomas and the EBV team have the expertise and commitment to help our business partners excel.”
The appointment is part of a strategy by Avnet Interim CEO Phil Gallagher to drive greater alignment and best practice sharing across Avnet’s global demand generation, supplier development and go-to-market strategies for its IoT and Avnet Integrated capabilities.
Slobodan Puljarevic will oversee global supplier management, Avnet Design Services and the design chain strategy in support of the value proposition to accelerate growth for Avnet.