PRN: Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Awards a New General Motors Chevrolet Volt to Seattle-based Engineer

Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Awards a New General Motors Chevrolet Volt to Seattle-based Engineer

General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt is a Key Example of American Technology Innovation

PHOENIX and SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After nearly a year of traveling cross-country to uncover technology innovation being created by engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and students, Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation today announced that Seattle-based Engineer Ted T. Yan, at the Boeing Company, has been selected as the winner of a new General Motors Chevrolet Volt as part of the program’s sweepstakes.

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“After following the Drive for Innovation on its cross country journey for the past year I am in awe with the technology innovations that are taking place across the United States. The vigorous pursuit for technology advancement has led to an improvement in the way we live, work and play,” said Yan. “I am honored to be the recipient of the Drive for Innovation Chevrolet Volt and would like to thank Avnet Express. The car is an excellent example of American technology innovation and I look forward to driving this cutting-edge vehicle.”

The Drive for Innovation is an inspired initiative in partnership between UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry‘s decision makers, and Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). The year-long, cross-country road trip focused on uncovering innovation in the electronics industry and made in a General Motors Chevrolet Volt will culminate its 12 month journey in June 2012. The innovation stories have been captured through interviews, blogs and video footage on

“The Drive for Innovation has been created for engineers — like Ted T. Yan


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