Issues and Trends in Components Distribution

Avnet Begins Execution of CEO Amelio’s Transformation Vision

William Amelio has been anything but quiet at Avnet Inc. but anyone who has a different thought will find out sometime in a few weeks when the new CEO unveils details of his transformational plans for the top-tier distributor. The company is already a radically different organization – having sold its technology solutions (TS) business…

Avnet: Igniting the Brand and Soul of a Distributor

Kevin Sellers joined Avnet Inc. as chief marketing officer about 18 months ago after a 23-year stint at Intel Corp., one of the electronics industry’s most successful companies from a revenue and branding perspective. It’s no wonder therefore that some of Sellers’ experience at Intel would rub off on Avnet which today launched a global…

Avnet Rebrands, Unveils the New Avnet.com

Avnet.com users woke up Monday to a freshly redesigned and completely overhauled website spotting a new corporate tagline, logo and color – green is in and red is out. These are all elements of a revamped promotional and global branding campaign heralding the fundamental reorganization and strategic business repositioning being carried out at one of…

Master Electronics Turns 50, Celebrates and Preps for ‘Massive’ Disruptions

2017 is a landmark year for Master Electronics. It marks 50 years since Ike Nizam founded the specialty electronics component distributors in a southern California apartment. That’s not all that’s noteworthy about 2017, though. Master Electronics is this year implementing a strategic reinvention campaign to enable it remain nimble and innovative serving small and mid-tier…

Avnet Evolves and so Must the Electronics Supply Chain

Avnet Inc.’s ongoing restructuring actions have ruffled feathers internally and sparked controversy in the industry about the kind of future CEO William Amelio has envisaged for the top-tier components distributor. Perhaps the entire electronics supply chain should contemplate the same question because the structural issues Avnet is trying to resolve are similar to those facing…

Distribution: More M&A on the Way

The stage is set for a new round of consolidation in the electronics components distribution market. Though still suffering from the effects of margin pressures, supplier and customer consolidation, commoditization and an almost morbid obsession with design engineers, distributors are about to embark upon the latest in a string of M&A actions that will improve…

Future Electronics Adding Suppliers on Growth Spurt

Future Electronics Inc. has been adding to its roster of component suppliers and expanding franchise distribution contracts with existing vendors on rising demand for the services of the global distributor and as the electronics industry prepares for what forecasters see as a renewed burst of growth in several market sectors. After several years of slow…

Electrocomponents Names Culver President of RS as it Bulks up for Growth

Electrocomponents PLC has named Marianne Culver president of RS Components, appointing a seasoned industry executive with experience in distribution and logistics to head one of the U.K.-based distributor’s biggest operating divisions. Culver’s appointment is the latest in a string of executive decisions by group CEO Lindsley Ruth to strengthen the company’s management team as it…