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.
Rospedzihowski has held the position of Regional Sales Director since 2015 where he has led the company’s sales, marketing and ecommerce operations in Eastern Europe, Nordics and key International Market territories in Russia, Turkey and Israel.
He has more than 30 years’ experience in sales and distribution and an impressive track record in leading sales strategies in the Americas, China and Europe.
He re-joined Premier Farnell in 2015 from Thomas Cook where he was head of Merchandising, and previously held numerous senior management and leadership roles in the electronics industry with organisations including Premier Farnell, Arrow Electronics, Future Electronics and originally ITT/STC Electronic Services.
Chris Breslin, President, Premier Farnell said: “The strength of our senior team in Europe is evidenced by the performance that the business has delivered during the last 12 months. Rob has been instrumental in delivering that growth, delivering strong double-digit sales growth in Eastern Europe in the last year. He brings experience and a strong knowledge of the business to this new role, which I am confident will help Farnell element14 grow further in the year ahead. I am delighted to be able to promote Rob to this new role and welcome him to our Senior Leadership Team.”
Rospedzihowski is also Chairman of the Polish Worldwide Scouting Organisation with over 8,000 members in countries including Australia, Argentina, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and Nordics.