Thomas Staudinger has been named as President of EBV Elektronik effective January 1, 2021. In this role he will continue to report to Slobodan Puljarevic, President Avnet EMEA, Global Design Chain & Supplier Management.
Industry veteran Chris Beeson has joined Electrocomponents as Group Senior Vice President Electronics. He reports to COO Mike England and will be based at the headquarters of Allied Electronics & Automation in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Electrocomponents has promoted Mike England to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
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.