Pete Malpas has been named as Regional Managing Director, Northern Europe at RS Components. He reports to Mike England, President EMEA at RS. Malpas will define and implement the strategic direction and growth strategy for the region.
Future Electronics has strengthened its customer-facing operations in the EMEA region with the appointment of a number of experienced executives to senior sales roles. The new appointments include the recruitment of Bernd Pfeil to be Vice-President of Sales for the Central Europe region, covering the D/A/CH countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Industry veteran Kris Haggstrom has joined PEI-Genesis as Senior Director of E-Commerce and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). Haggstrom brings a wealth of experience from the distribution segment having spent the better part of 25 years in various senior management positions for Future Electronics and Digi-Key Electronics, building and managing global sales and E-Commerce business units.
Premier Farnell has named industry veteran Rob Rospedzihowski as Vice President for Sales, EMEA reporting to Chris Breslin, President, Premier Farnell. Rospedzihowski is responsible for Farnell element14’s sales across EMEA and takes on the role with immediate effect.
Nigel Ward has retired from the role of President, Avnet Abacus and will be replaced by another industry veteran Rudy Van Parijs. Ward leaves after a successful 30-year career with Avnet. Van Parijs joined EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company, in 1991, as a field application engineer.
Eager to push on with the next phase of its ambitious five-year growth plan, Anglia Components is actively recruiting as it continues to look to outgrow the market and achieve this growth organically. The Wisbech-based distributor is looking to grow its share of the UK electronic component distribution market to 10%, with a turnover of £100m.
Graham McBeth has retired from his position as President of Premier Farnell and he has been replaced by Chris Breslin, who was previously senior vice president for global products. He was announced as McBeth’s replacement at Avnet’s Investor Day event in New York City. Breslin will report to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer at Avnet.
Andreas Falke has become the Managing Director of the Gernam distributor association the FBDi. He replaces Wolfram Ziehfuss, who has retired. For Falke, the new role marks a return to his roots.
TTI has named Marc Winfield to the new position of Vice President Sales for Europe. He will be responsible for all of TTI’s European sales activities and will lead a team of Regional VPs and Directors as well as continue the development with key strategic global & regional customers.
Avnet has rung the changes in its European management team. Slobodan Puljarevic and Mario Orlandi were named President of Avnet EMEA, succeeding Miguel Fernandez, who retired from Avnet after more than 30 years. In their new roles they will report to Phil Gallagher, President of Avnet’s global components business.