Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that Hayne Shumate, Mouser’s Vice President of Internet Business, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic Components Industry Association.
The ECIA, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs and interests of the authorized electronic components supply chain, presents the award annually for “significant contributions to the leadership and activities of the electronic components industry and the association.”
Shumate specifically was cited for his work on the ECIAauthorized.com site. He served as a member of the Steering Committee and has been instrumental in its success. He has devoted many hours to the ECIA site, testing and developing improvements.
John Denslinger, CEO of the ECIA, said Hayne Shumate has been instrumental in the success of the ECIAauthorized.com site. “His professionalism and tireless dedication to our cause are largely responsible for what we’ve been able to accomplish,” Denslinger said.
The award was presented at the ECIA’s recent 2015 Executive Conference on October 25-27 in Chicago.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the ECIA,” Shumate said. "I was pleased to be asked to help. The ECIA has long promoted the value and safety of the authorized distribution channel. Helping engineers and purchasing agents find authorized product through the ECIAAuthorized.com site, helps spread that word. At Mouser, our commitment to delivering authorized genuine components to our customers is crucial to what we do, and assisting the ECIA helps all of us in our industry. Thank you for this important recognition.”
As Vice President of Internet Business at Mouser, Shumate has built and led a strong team that has helped propel Mouser’s growth by constantly improving the user experience and the capabilities of the e-commerce business. Joining Mouser in 2008, Shumate consolidated teams from Information Systems and Marketing into a new Internet Business Department capable of supporting and enhancing Mouser’s rapid international growth as the company diversified its sales beyond the catalog.
Traffic has increased 1,000 percent since he joined Mouser. Shumate’s department has launched the electronic component industry’s most capable Mobile Website (in 16 languages and 17 currencies) and Bill of Materials (BOM) processing tool. He has led systems and process improvements, enabling Mouser’s web properties to support more than five million customer visits per month. He started his career teaching inner-city students with Teach for America before moving into e-commerce and electronic component distribution in 1994. He holds an MBA in Management of Information Systems.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 21 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated many times per day and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.