America II Seizes Global Expansion Opportunities

America II Electronics Inc. will this year mark its 27th anniversary in the same quiet way it has celebrated previous milestones. Behind the scene, though, the mid-tier electronics components distributor is making giant stride in a strategic transformation that has positioned it as a major beneficiary of the market’s decades-long consolidation. Once one of a…

Electrocomponents Broadens Reach of Private Label Unit

Electrocomponents PLC has launched a new branding efforts to expand the range of products available under the company’s private label business as the distributor continues efforts to strengthen sales and extend existing services to current and new customers globally. The company unveiled its newly-minted RS Pro brand today and said it will use the division…

Andy Bryant to Retire as COO of Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics Inc. said Andrew Bryant will retire in April, only two years after his appointment as chief operating officer and confirming the company’s intention to position a cadre of younger executives to in future replace chairman, president and CEO Michael Long. Bryant, 60, joined Arrow in 2008 and headed the company’s global enterprise computing…

Sensors, Sensors, Sensors, Everywhere

Sensors are poised to join the ranks of high-tech’s most critical components as manufacturers across multiple segments of the economy design the parts into next-generation automotive, connectivity, medical, monitoring and safety equipment. Demand for sensors have surged in recent years and are forecast to climb at a double-digit pace in the near future, creating investment…

Electrocomponents Outlines Reorganization Actions, Goals

Delivering on a promise made six months ago, Electrocomponents PLC has announced a series of cost-control and reorganization actions aimed at restoring growth at the components distributor and revitalizing its operations across the globe. The measures range from previously announced new management appointments to the closure of some facilities in Asia and the realignment of…