The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that its board of directors elected new national officers for the 2021-2023 term during its March 4, 2021, meeting. They are: chairman of the board – Chuck Tanzola, CPMR, of the Fusion Sourcing Group; president – John O’Brien, CPMR, of Coakley, Boyd and Abbett; senior vice president / fiscal and legal – Tom Griffin, CPMR, of Catalyst Unity Solutions; senior vice president / membership – David Fitzgerald, CPMR, of WESCO Sales Group Inc.; senior vice president / education – Ellen Coan, CPMR, of C C Electro Sales Inc.; senior vice president / industry – Cameron English, CPMR, of English Technical Sales Southwest; and senior vice president at large – Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, CSP, of Control Sales Inc.
Coan and Coombs are new members of the association’s executive committee. Tanzola succeeds the outgoing chairman, Dave Norris of Norris and Associates, who concluded eight years as a national officer and served for nine years as the national vice president of the Components Group.
The continuing executive committee members are senior vice president / manufacturers – Ken Bellero of Schaffner EMC Inc.; senior vice president / distributors – Craig Sanderson of Sager Electronics; and ERA CEO Walter Tobin, who serves as an ex officio member.
The 86-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.