ELECTRONICS PURCHASING STRATEGIES is the premier news, information and data portal and resource center for buyers, sellers and suppliers of components, design, distribution, logistics, production and other services to the global electronics manufacturing industry.
Electronics Purchasing Strategies’ charter is to empower, inform and connect professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community by providing critical business and corporate news, research data and other intelligence about the industry. In addition to news coverage and feature articles on topics of interest to the industry, Electronics Purchasing Strategies also connects all parts and players in the industry via a vibrant online community. Extensive coverage of all segments of the industry is provided by editors and industry experts focused on the following subject areas: economy, government and industry rules and regulations, purchasing and manufacturing strategies, contract manufacturing, distribution, logistics, software development, and component manufacturing and trends with a focus on interconnects, passives and electromechanical devices.
Electronics Purchasing Strategies was established by three of the industry's leading editors with more than 60 years of combined reporting, editing and writing experience amongst them.
Bolaji Ojo, Editor in Chief & Publisher
Bolaji has been a journalist for almost 30 years and has covered the electronics industry for about 15 years. He has reported on many of the industry’s leading companies, interviewed top executives and written extensively on key developments and management strategies. Bolaji has led or contributed in the launch of several leading industry publications, including EBN, Electronics Supply & Manufacturing and EE Times Confidential. He previously worked at Bloomberg News, Bridge News, Futures World News and Asia Inc. In addition to electronics supply chain issues, Bolaji is also a business and finance expert and enjoys dissecting the financial performance and outlook of enterprises in the electronics industry. Bolaji previously worked as editor in chief of EBN and Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and business editor for both EE Times and Electronic Buyer's News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain.
Bolaji has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria). He is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism), the World Press Institute, (Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.) and the Journalists in Europe Foundation (Paris, France). He can be reached at email@example.com.
Gina Roos, Executive Editor
Gina is a business and technology veteran who has for more than 25 years contributed print and Web articles to a number of influential trade publications in the electronics industry, including Electronics Buyers' News, Electronic Business, EDN, and Purchasing. She was editor in chief at Electronics Sourcing, North America, held the position of editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Websites, and was a contributor to EE Times' eeProductCenter component Website for 13 years. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EE Times ProductWeek.
Gina was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010.
A graduate of Suffolk University, Boston, she started her journalism career at Cahners Publishing, now Reed Business Information, in Boston, as an editor at Electronics Purchasing. She covered supply chain issues, purchasing strategies at electronics OEMs, technology trends, and distribution. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Jorgensen, Managing Editor
Barbara Jorgensen has more than 28 years’ experience as a journalist, working for leading electronics industry publications such as Electronic Business, Electronic Buyers' News and EDN. As a freelance writer, Barb wrote and managed an award-winning custom publication for Sager Electronics; was a leading contributor to Avnet Global Perspectives magazine; was a regular columnist for the National Electronics Distributors Association monthly newsletter and wrote for industry associations such as IPC. Barb was also a featured blogger on the b2b Website Allbusiness.com and helped launch Electronics Sourcing North America, a start-up magazine serving purchasing professionals in the Americas.
Prior to her freelance career, Barb was a senior editor at Electronic Business, the pre-eminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Flextronics International. Before joining EB for the second time, Barb spent 6 years with Electronic Buyers' News as managing editor, distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat. A graduate of Binghamton University (formerly the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton), Barb began her journalism career with the Gannett newspaper chain. She has worked for a number of local newspapers in the Greater Boston area and trade journal publishers Reed Business Information and UBM.
Barb can be reached at email@example.com.