Sep 5, 2017

Avnet acquires Dragon Innovation

Nell Walker
2 min
Avnet acquires Dragon Innovation
Electronic components company, Avnet, has announced its acquisition of Dragon Innovation, a pre-manufacturing and manufacturing solutions provider...

Electronic components company, Avnet, has announced its acquisition of Dragon Innovation, a pre-manufacturing and manufacturing solutions provider.

The move is designed to expand Avnet’s portfolio of offerings for customers as they move from design, to prototype, to volume production.

Dragon is known for its process and hardware experience, which will also help customers understand manufacturing costs and schedules, as well as finding facilities and managing production.

Bill Amelio, Chief Executive Officer of Avnet, said: “With the addition of Dragon Innovation to our connected ecosystem, Avnet further meets the needs for companies of all sizes head on, helping them launch new hardware products in an efficient and cost-effective manner that accelerates time to market.

“Dragon Innovation's hardware manufacturing expertise augments Avnet's design and supply chain capabilities beyond electronic components to encompass the entire finished product.

“Equally important, Dragon Innovation complements our digital strategy by delivering their services through a combination of software and access to subject matter experts matched to the customers' needs as they move swiftly through the stages of product development."

Dragon Innovation will also serve to enhance Avnet’s development of new technology, particularly in projects that require and advance IoT.

Scott N. Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Innovation, added:

“By providing customers with the fastest, simplest, safest way to manufacture at scale, Dragon Innovation's vision is to make manufacturing feel easy. We use a combination of technology and human expertise built into accessible, straightforward online tools.

“We are thrilled to be joining Avnet, an established market leader who shares our values and has significant resources and reach to enable us to help companies build hardware better than ever before.”

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

supplychain
Procurement
KuehneNagel
Logistics
2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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