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Arrow Electronics' Andy Bryant Named Among Channel Services Leaders in UBM Channel's CRN Top 100

Monday, December 05, 2011

Arrow Electronics' Andy Bryant Named Among Channel Services Leaders in UBM Channel's CRN Top 10009:51 EST Monday, December 05, 2011 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- Reflecting the leadership that Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has established in the growing IT services market, CRN has named Andy Bryant, president of Arrow's global Enterprise Computing Solutions segment, among the 2011 Top 100 Executives in the Channel in the “Channel Services Leaders” category. “This recognition for Andy and Arrow is particularly significant given the list was compiled based on nominations from solution providers,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president and CEO of Arrow. Long was recognized among the Top 100 in 2010 in the “Channel Mavericks” category. “Arrow has made investments within our ECS business to increase our depth in services that enable solution providers to increase their value and maximize their margin opportunities. I congratulate Andy on this recognition by the industry.” In North America, Arrow ECS formalized the services support it has always offered to solution providers by establishing the Fusion professional services business in early 2010. Arrow ECS has continually expanded the Fusion business since then by launching additional supplier-authorized training; configuration, assessment and integration support; post-sale technical support and cloud computing services. Among the enhancements to its services offerings, Arrow ECS acquired the Technology Innovation unit of InScope International. The acquisition expanded Arrow ECS' team of implementation consultants providing server and storage technology services to build and support private cloud infrastructures. CRN's 2011 Top 100 Executives list was based on nominations from solution providers who rated channel vendor executives based on influence, effectiveness and viability, as well as business and sales impact. The CRN editorial team judged nominees based on sales volume, channel investment and advocacy, and performance in 2011 CRN research projects such as Channel Champs and the Annual Report Card. Expanded coverage of the 2011 Top 100 Executives is featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com. ABOUT UBM CHANNEL: (WWW.UBMCHANNEL.COM) UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com. UBM PLC (WWW.UBM.COM) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com ABOUT ARROW ELECTRONICS Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 1,200 suppliers and 115,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 52 countries. Arrow ECSDawn SmallCommunications Manager303-824-4188dsmall@arrow.com