The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) Education Foundation Board of Directors elected the 2013-2014 slate of officers at its recent meeting in St. Louis. Dave Doherty, Digi-Key Corp. will continue his term as Foundation President joined by Diane Sweeney, TE Connectivity as Vice President; Al Frugaletti, Rochester Electronics as Secretary and Doug Canterbury, Luscombe Engineering as Treasurer.
The Foundation Board also includes: Jim Banovich, Marsh Electronics; Larry Buckley, 3M Electronics; Todd Farnsworth, Carlton-Bates Company; Scott McLendon, Allied Electronics, Inc.; Phil Meiss, Victory Sales; Pat Quilty, Honeywell Sensing & Control; Walter Tobin, Future Electronics; and Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas. Kathryne Newton, Ph.D., of Purdue University serves as the Faculty Advisor.
“The Education Foundation looks forward to expanding our involvement with the FIRST® Robotics Competition, Dean Kamen’s exciting organization that promotes STEM careers. In 2013 ECIA members donated funds, time and talent – as well as over 1 million components to the Kit of Parts for 3,000 high school teams,” said Dave Doherty, Education Foundation President. “We will focus this year on several key initiatives that further that work.”
About ECIA The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was formed in 2011 by uniting the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). ECIA members are involved in the development of industry guidelines, EIA technical standards and unique component market statistics reports. The association is a steadfast advocate for the authorized sale of electronic components and operates an exclusive inventory search site for authorized product: www.eciaauthorized.com. ECIA unites all segments of the electronic components industry in these efforts: manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. For more information, visit www.eciaonline.org.