Farnell, the Development Distributor, has shuffled its product organisation with appointments into two key roles on its leadership team. Simon Meadmore (right) 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.

Both report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses.

Turner joined Farnell in 2016 as Global Head of Operations – Sales, Marketing & Technical. As Global Head of Semiconductors & SBC, he is responsible for ensuring that customers and manufacturers continue to view Farnell as their global distributor of choice and the provider of cutting edge Semiconductor and SBC technologies. He has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has held prior leadership roles in supplier development, product marketing and sales.

Meadmore joined Farnell 15 years ago. In his new role, Simon is responsible for leading the global product and supplier strategy for this important category. He has extensive experience in supplier facing roles at Farnell and previously at Pace Micro Technology.

Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses said: “Lee and Simon’s collective experience, knowledge of Farnell, and the industry, will help us as drive further growth and innovation within our business. As two of our global leaders, and instrumental members of the Farnell Leadership Team, their roles are key to ensuring that our customers and suppliers continue to receive the highest level of service and access to the latest technologies, when they need them. I am delighted to welcome both Lee and Simon into their new roles”.


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