Awards and Recognition

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Jeff Bawol

President, Avnet Technology Solutions Americas​

Jeff Bawol Recognized as one of CRN’s Channel Chiefs

Jeff Bawol, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas has been named one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. Read Avnet press release.

Other Awards and Recognition

  • Avnet Rises to No. 108 on Fortune 500 List (2012)
  • Avnet's  Christy Anderson, Trisha Cooke and Nicole Enright Recognized as Top women in the Channel by CRN (2012); Cheryl Neal, Gail Brown and Nicole Enright (2011)
  • Avnet Moves Up to No. 414 on the Global Fortune 500 List (2012)
  • Avnet Receives 2011 Showcase in Excellence Award from Arizona Quality Alliance (2012)
  • Avnet’s Fred Cuen and Tony Vottima Recognized by CRN as 2011 Channel Chiefs
  • Computerworld Recognizes Avnet's Leadership in IT with Premier 100 Award (2011)
  • Avnet Ranks Among the Top 100 of the InformationWeek 500 for Eighth Consecutive Year (2011)
  • Avnet Honored as One of the Top 12 Green IT Organizations in the U.S.



 Supplier Recognition


Latin American and Caribbean


  • Latin America Excellence Award (2012)


  • Partner Mejor Performance Distribuidor (2011)

US & Canada

  • Brocade names Avnet Distributor of the Year in North America (2012)
  • Avnet Technology Solutions awarded Cisco Worldwide Data Center Architecture Award (2012)
  • First distributor certified for Cisco’s Unified computing system B- and C-Series; Authorized Configurator in U.S. and Canada
  • Avnet Named F5 Networks' Distributor of the Year (2010)
  • Avnet Technology Solutions Wins IBM Tivoli Award for Value Added Distributor Excellence
  • IBM Recognizes Avnet’s Lisa Friesenhahn with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • IBM Global Services U.S. Sales Leadership Award
  • IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for Most Innovative Distributor Finance Program
  • IBM Authorized Assembler Program Partner
  • Operational Excellence Award, 2006 - 2008
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