RS Components employees can now sign up to a Data Academy, which allows participants to learn vital data visualisation skills. Around 80 people are now on the programme, funded largely through the Apprenticeship Levy, which allows large businesses to upskill existing employees or recruit and train.
Former ST Microelectronics President and CEO Carlo Bozotti, a 40-year veteran of the electronics industry has joined the board of Avnet.
Farnell, the Development Distributor, has shuffled its product organisation with appointments into two key roles on its leadership team. Simon Meadmore becomes Global Head of IP&E (Inter-connect, Passives and Electro-mechanical) and Lee Turner succeeds Meadmore as Global Head of Semiconductors & Single Board Computers.
Digi-Key has opened a new office in Shanghai to support its growth in the company’s China market. The new office is one of two in China and will enable Digi-Key to continue to maintain a strong presence in the growing China market.
Avnet has promoted Pete Bartolotta to President, Business Transformation, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio. Bartolotta has held the position of Chief Transformation Officer since joining Avnet in 2016.
Jessica Daughetee has been promoted to chief marketing officer (CMO) at Avnet, She most recently served as vice president of global content, marketing and media.
Conrad Electronic has tapped Ralf Buhler from Farnell to head up the strategically important B2B business unit. He becomes Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and also joins the executive board of Conrad Electronic Group.
Mouser Electronics has opened a new European Customer Service Centre in Wroclaw, Poland. The centre will support increasing design activity driven by Poland’s ever-growing number of engineering experts as well as its established industries.
Douglas Wong of Canada has been announced as the winner of the Grand Prize in element14.com’s “Sixth Sense” Design Challenge.
Nick Wheeler has been named as Sales Director at Lane Electronics. He joins Lane from LPA Connection Systems where he occupied a similar post.