Electrocomponents has a new Chief Executive.The distribution group has named former Future Electronics Executive Vice President Lindsley Ruth to replace Ian Mason who announced he was stepping down in November last year.

Ruth who has worked for Future since 2002, has been a key member of the core leadership team which has transformed the organisation’s performance and expanded its global reach over recent years.

He previously held senior positions with TTI and Solectron.

Ruth takes over on April 1.

Peter Johnson, Chairman, said “We are delighted that Lindsley is joining Electrocomponents as Group Chief Executive. He has highly relevant international experience and an excellent track record in a successful global distribution business with many similarities to our own. He has consistently driven growth and performance and I look forward to working with him to grow our business and deliver value for our shareholders.”

Lindsley Ruth said: “I am excited about joining the team at Electrocomponents and look forward to leading the organisation to accelerate growth, improve profitability and set the business on track to create value.”


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