20 Oct '12, 7pm

Avnet’s Roy Vallee: #Design careers are marathons, not sprints -- @AvnetComms @stevegereb --

Avnet Inc’s Roy Vallee, who started in the stockroom and worked up the ranks to become CEO and chairman, retired his executive seat and is not seeking re-election to the board when his term expires in October. During his more than 35 years with Avnet, Vallee was instrumental in increasing the distribu­tor’s geographic coverage, scale, and design scope. He spoke with EDN in late September about the changes he’s seen in the electronics industry, the evolving needs of design engineers, and the career advice he’d offer to those just starting out. Q: Why did you retire your CEO seat in 2011? A: There’s a time and place for everything. There’s a certain amount of CEO turnover that’s good for the business. Too much is bad. But too little is also bad; you run the risk of becoming a little bit stale. I wanted to make sure I passed the baton before I got to that point. We had a cand...

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