Change in leadership at MSC Technologies

Dr. Dominik Ressing (PresseBox) (Stutensee, ) Manfred Schwarztrauber, founder and president of MSC Technologies, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has decided to step down from his position as the president of MSC Technologies for personal reasons. The hand over will be completed over the next few months. As of July 2015, Schwarztrauber will still be available as a consultant to MSC Technologies.

Dr. Dominik Reßing, currently managing director of MSC Technologies Systems GmbH in Freiburg, was named the successor of Schwarztrauber. As of February 1t, 2015, Dr. Reßing will take on his new role as deputy of Schwarztrauber at MSC Technologies. Effective April 1, he will take over sole responsibility as president of MSC Technologies, managing all business affairs together with the support of the management team and the entire company's staff.

Dr. Reßing has made a significant contribution to the success of MSC Freiburg and to the development of the embedded system business. As this is one of MSC Technologies' key areas, he will be able to bring his expertise and many years of experience to his new position.

Manfred Schwarztrauber: "More than half a year after its reorganisation, MSC Technologies is growing well. Under the Avnet umbrella, we have evolved both structurally and strategically within the embedded and display solutions business. Our goal of becoming Europe's leading supplier - together with Avnet Embedded - is now within sight. I'm convinced that MSC Technologies has a great future ahead of it."

Miguel Fernandez, the new president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, adds: "Manfred Schwarztrauber has built a well-respected and successful company that goes way beyond the boundaries of traditional distribution. To hand over the leadership of the company to Dr. Reßing at this stage is an intelligent step for MSC Technologies and its future development. I would like to thank Manfred for his outstanding efforts in this business segment over the last 35 years and I am delighted that MSC Technologies is now a member of the Avnet group."

Dr. Dominik Reßing started his career at MSC Freiburg in November 2001 as a system developer for medical devices. He was promoted to manager of the design department in 2003 and to general manager of MSC Freiburg in 2010. He has been vice president Embedded System Solutions at MSC Technologies Systems since 2014. He holds a PhD from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Until he moved to Freiburg, he worked as a scientist at "Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron" (DESY) in Hamburg.

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