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Rodney C. Adkins

Board of Directors
Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee
Avnet, Inc.
United States of America

Biography

Rodney C. Adkins is president of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and property management. Prior to 3RAM Group LLC, Mr. Adkins was the senior vice president of corporate strategy for IBM, with responsibility for leading continuous transformation across IBM and developing strategies linked to execution plans for a new era of computing, new markets and new clients. He held a number of development and management roles during his 33-year career with IBM which included serving as the senior vice president of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. As a part of this, he led all aspects of IBM's semiconductor, server, storage, and system software businesses, as well as the company's Integrated Supply Chain and Global Business Partners organizations. Mr. Adkins has received multiple leadership awards throughout his career. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also was selected as Black Enterprise magazine’s Corporate Executive of the Year in 2011. In addition to Avnet, Mr. Adkins currently serves on the board of directors for W.W. Grainger, Inc., PPL Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc. As a member of Avnet's board of directors, Mr. Adkins serves on both the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.

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Capital investments, business consulting services and property management.

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