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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary focused on the U.S. public sector, has moved into its new office in the Washington, D.C. area. Customers will now benefit from Avnet Government Solutions’ new strategic location in Chantilly, Va., which is near the nexus of the U.S. federal government’s operations. This move will allow Avnet Government Solutions to better serve its federal, state, local and education partners, and continue to broaden their offerings for the public sector.

“This is a long-planned strategic move toward meeting and exceeding Avnet Government Solutions’ commitment to serving our U.S. government customers at the highest levels,” said Pete Rzonca, vice president of Avnet Government Solutions. “We created Avnet Government Solutions to provide our partners with a single source for all the resources they need to succeed in pursuing government IT business. Our proximity to the nerve center of the federal public sector market will further enable Avnet Government Solutions to help our partners profitably increase their government business.”

Launched in May 2014, Avnet Government Solutions helps independent software vendor (ISV), managed service provider (MSP), systems integrator (SI) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners capture IT market share with the U.S. government. This market presents partners with significant growth opportunities, as state, local and educational purchasing of IT goods and services alone is expected to grow from $825 million to more than $1 billion between 2015 and 2020.1 Avnet Government Solutions focuses on the federal, state, local and education markets via its holistic approach to pursuing these market opportunities – combining business development, capture and compliance assistance with Avnet’s more than 90 years of technology distribution expertise.

Avnet Government Solutions will now occupy office space in the Southgate Business Center in Chantilly, Va. Southgate Business Center provides easy access to the major thoroughfares in the area, including Virginia State Route 28, U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 66, and is in close proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport. Situated in a beautifully landscaped, campus-like setting, Avnet Government Solutions’ new office provides an inviting business environment for customers and employees. Avnet Government Solutions’ new address, which will be home to employees focused on the federal, state, and local government and education markets, is:

4501 Singer Court
Suite 110
Chantilly, VA 20151
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Avnet’s government partners are also able to access additional resources to help further accelerate their capabilities in the government market. For example, Avnet Government Solutions has an extensive GSA schedule that provides partners with the ability to access the federal government’s largest Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which agencies use to purchase innovative solutions for their IT needs – without making the investments to hold their own contracts. Avnet’s GSA schedule features offerings from Avnet Government Solutions, HP and Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation.

“Avnet Government Solutions’ closer proximity to the D.C. beltway will help Avnet keep the pulse of the nation’s public sector business more keenly,” said Chris Swahn, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada sales for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “The Avnet Government Solutions team has demonstrated that they can help government-related businesses be more successful, and this strategic location will further enable them to help their public sector customers.”

Government partners are also able to participate in Avnet GovPath®, which provides education and enablement to hone their expertise on the U.S. government market using Avnet’s SolutionsPath® methodology. Partners can also access other SolutionsPath practices, including those focused on the healthcare and financial markets, to expand their expertise in key vertical market opportunities within the public sector.

Additionally, partners can leverage Avnet’s IT services to create more complete offerings for contract vehicles and increase the types of government contracts they are able to pursue. Avnet’s services experts can help partners expand their capabilities to include services and service delivery models. Avnet’s IT services offerings include: hybrid cloud services; orchestration and automation of software-defined data centers; business intelligence and analytics; security; engineering and integration; education and training; field installation and maintenance; asset repair, recycling and disposal; and enterprise and digital solutions.

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