Industry veteran Jamie Furness has been named as Schaffner’s Distribution Sales Manager for the EMEA region.
Based in the UK, Furness (pictured) is familiar with the Schaffner product range having previously represented Schaffner while working at Farnell, and with tenure at Avnet, TTI and Future he knows the distribution channel very well.
He also has experience managing distributors both across EMEA and globally from his time working with manufacturers TE Connectivity and, more recently, Anderson Power Products.
Graduating from Salford University with a BEng (Hons), he has more recently completed an MBA from Leeds University.
After six years in the Royal Navy, Furness has now acquired over 20 years of experience in the electronic component industry.
He will be based in the new UK office for Schaffner, recently relocated from Wokingham to nearby Binfield.
Paul Dixon, Sales Director EMEA at Schaffner, comments: “Jamie has a deep understanding of the component business and joins Schaffner with a wealth of experience covering both products and distributors. He has a passion for customer focus, and his industry knowledge and people skills make him the ideal candidate to lead our channel strategy in EMEA. I am delighted to welcome him to Schaffner and wish him every success in his new position.”