Avnet gives Magirus man top job

60116 (1)Avnet has appointed one of its top Magirus refugees,  Andrew Binding, as its new European South Region VP.

In the days before Avnet bought Magirus, Binding was that outfit’s COO. Ironically he was the brains behind getting rid of the Magirus’s European IBM and HP unit to Avnet in 2007 a trend which continued, until Avnet swallowed the company whole last year.

At the time that move was hailed as a stroke of genius because it allowed Magirus to focus better on its European operations.   Binding was identified as a forward thinker.  As it turned out, the sell off just meant that Avnet could buy the outfit piecemeal. .

Binding has 25 years of international management experience in the IT and multimedia sectors.
He will take responsibility for Avnet operations in France, Benelux, Italy and Iberia.

Previously, Bindingwas at Creative Labs Europe and Alta Vista, and most recently has led Avnet’s EMC, Cisco and VCE relationships within Avnet’s Enterprise Business Group in EMEA.

Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA commented said that the appointment will accelerate his outfit’s progress on profitable growth and continuous improvement within the South EMEA region.