The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announces the appointment of the chair, vice chair and members of the 2021 Conference Committee responsible for the planning and development of the ERA Conference scheduled Feb. 28 – March 2, 2021, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
The 2021 committee chair is Craig Anderson, CPMR, of Sumer Inc. and the vice chair is Bryan White, CPMR, of Catalyst Unity Solutions. Both Anderson and White are returning committee members.
“We are excited to have a talented and enthusiastic group of industry representatives, distributors and manufacturers serving on the 2021 ERA Conference Committee,” Anderson said. “I look forward to working with the co-chairs and committee members and would like to thank them for volunteering their time to put together a conference that reflects today’s uncertain business environment and delivers forward-thinking ideas and solutions.”
In addition to Anderson and White, other returning members of the 2021 Conference Committee are Lori Bruno of Luscombe Engineering of San Francisco; John Hutson, CPMR, of The MacInnis Group; Holly Myers, CMPR, of Genie Group; and Bryan Teen, CPMR, of Tech Marketing.
New members of the committee are Adam Grigor of Teck-Trek Ltd.; Scott Lindberg, CPMR, of Quell Corporation; Craig Sanderson of Sager Electronics; and Gary Zullo of Arrow Electronics.
Grigor and Zullo will serve as co-chairs of the Keynote Committee; Sanderson and Teen will serve as co-chairs of the General Sessions Committee; Hutson and Myers will serve as co-chairs of the Breakout Sessions Committee; and Bruno and Lindberg will serve as co-chairs of the Sponsorship Committee.
ERA staff members on the committee are ERA CEO Walter E. Tobin, Erin Collins, conference coordinator; and Neda Simeonova, communications director.
Tobin said, “ERA is proud to announce our 2021 Conference Committee. This esteemed group represents sales and marketing leaders from manufacturers’ reps, manufacturers and distribution who will collaborate on choosing our conference theme, keynote speaker, general session speakers, sponsorship opportunities and breakout session topics and speakers. All of them have volunteered their precious time to help us put together this unique conference format of both general sessions and breakout sessions, allowing each attendee to customize their schedule over the two-day event. I am so thankful for their guidance in helping ERA put together another great event for our attendees.”
The 85-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.