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​Michael Costigan takes the wheel as Avnet launches regional Education Services

​Michael Costigan takes the wheel as Avnet launches regional Education Services

Strategic business unit to help deepen technical expertise of partners in high-growth areas.

Avnet has launched its Education Services offering in Australia and New Zealand, with Michael Costigan tasked with leading the business at a regional level.

Alongside his current role as regional vice president for Marketing and Business Innovation, Costigan is responsible for ensuring the unit provides deepened technical expertise of partners in high-growth areas, enabling the channel to optimise IT assets in the process.

The newly formed strategic business unit (SBU) will offer flexible training and enablement services and solutions to Avnet’s regional partners and suppliers, focusing on emerging technologies such as big data, cloud, security, and converged and hyper-converged solutions.

“Education and enablement are an intrinsic part of the value Avnet brings to our partners and suppliers,” Avnet president of Asia Pacific, William Chu, said.

“Through this offering, we help our partners gain, or, deepen their technical expertise providing them an edge to seize greater opportunities in today’s rapidly evolving technologies and business environment.”

Chu said Education Services will operate alongside Avnet’s next-generation technology SBUs namely, Data centre, Cloud, Security and Enterprise Networking, Cognitive Computing & Internet of Things, and Mobility.

According to Chu, all six SBUs will be integral to providing “robust offerings” through transforming technology into business solutions for Avnet’s customers.

“Michael Costigan is most suitable to drive the success of this new SBU,” Chu added.

“He has a long and distinguished history with the company, has great familiarity with Avnet’s education services offering, and more importantly he has a deep understanding of the Asia Pacific region and our stakeholders’ business.

“Michael will add the Education portfolio to the regional marketing and supplier business units that he currently leads across the Asia Pacific region for Avnet.”

Avnet follows the footsteps its Technology Solutions counterparts in the Americas and the Europe, Middle and Africa regions that have already launched Education Services SBUs to market.

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