Phillip Gallagher Appointed as Global President of Avnet's Core Distribution Business

Avnet has appointed Phillip Gallagher as the new President of their Core Distribution Business. In his new role, Phillip Gallagher will now be reporting directly to CEO William Amelio and will oversee the company’s core distribution business as well as its supplier relationships, global procurement, and supply chain solutions business.

Gallagher is a proven executive with a wealth of Avnet and industry expertise and excels at building and strengthening the vital partnerships Avnet holds with its suppliers and customers. Reporting to Gallagher in this new role will be Avnet’s three regional presidents spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific along with the supplier management, global procurement and supply chain services teams.

Gallagher, holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University. He began his career with Avnet in 1983 and held executive leadership positions in sales, marketing and operations over his 30 year career with the company. He served as the President of Avnet’s electronics component business in the Americas region from 2004 - 2009. A past President of the National Electronics Distributors’ Association (NEDA), now the Electronic Components Industry Association, Gallagher received one of the organization’s highest honors, the Gail S. Carter Award, in 2009. He left Avnet in 2014 and was most recently President of Americas sales and marketing for TTI, a leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components.