Chief Executive Officer
Avnet is an information technology & services company which manufactures and distributes electronic components and embedded solutions and also provides IOT solutions.
Phil Gallagher is the chief executive officer of Avnet and a member of its board of directors. As CEO, Gallagher is focused on growing and accelerating the company’s leadership position in the electronic components and technology industry by leveraging Avnet’s global distribution expertise and value-added services from design chain to supply chain. A 37-year Avnet veteran with a passion for serving customers, Gallagher was named interim CEO of Avnet in August 2020. Previously, he served as global president of Electronic Components, where he was responsible for leading the company’s massive broadline components distribution business worldwide. Beginning his long and successful career with Avnet in 1982, Gallagher has held key executive leadership positions in sales, marketing and operations. He led two former operating groups for the company, serving as president of Avnet Electronic Marketing Americas from 2004 to 2009, and as global president of Avnet Technology Solutions from 2009 to 2014. Gallagher is also a past president of the National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA), now known as the Electronic Components Industry Association. In 2009, he received the Gail S. Carter Award, one of the organization’s highest honors. He currently serves on the advisory board of Women in Electronics. Gallagher serves his community through HandsOn of Greater Phoenix and has coached youth football and baseball. He served on the Notre Dame Preparatory High School Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University as well as certificates in Supplier Base Management from Caltech University and in Finance and Strategy for Value Creation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.