Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia Pacific has announced the promotion of Prince Yun to President of Avnet Asia Pacific. Yun reports to Phil Gallagher, Global President of electronic components at Avnet. Most recently, Yun was Sales President for Avnet Asia.
In this new role, Yun will lead Avnet's multi-billion dollar business in the Asia Pacific and will be responsible for the region's sales, supplier relationships, product marketing, and business operations.
On his appointment, Prince Yun stated, “This is a time of tremendous opportunity for Avnet to extend our best-in-class solutions across the industry. We support customers at every stage of their product lifecycle to reduce the time, cost and complexities of bringing products to market. Together with our end-to-end Internet of Things solutions and extensive ecosystem of experts, Avnet brings even greater value to our customers as a single partner resource.”
He added, "It is with great honor that I take on this role to propel our business forward and to solidify our market position in the region with the support of our customers and suppliers."
Yun comes with strong business acumen, deep knowledge of the industry, sales expertise, and experience managing a multi-million dollar business. A veteran leader with more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, he joined Avnet Asia as part of its 1988 acquisition of Mercuries & Associates. During his term as Regional President, Taiwan, and South Asia, Avnet was named among the "Best Companies to Work for" in Taiwan, Singapore, and India in 2018.
Global President for electronic components, Phil Gallagher stated, “We win as a team, and I am confident that Prince is the right leader to take the helm of Avnet's Asia Pacific region. Prince knows this industry well, has built great relationships and will create new forms of value for our customers and suppliers by leveraging the unique capabilities of our ecosystem. This is a well-deserved promotion for Prince, and I know he will have a strong impact in his new role.”