IPC: PCB Shipments Up in December

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in December was solid while the PCB book-to-bill ratio slipped to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2016 were up 5.9 percent compared to the same month last year.…

Sager Offers Artesyn Configurator

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announces Artesyn’s Online Power Supply Configurator available via Sager.com. The Artesyn Configurator uses a powerful algorithm that factors in dual and triple output modules to guide design engineers to their optimal solution. The Configurator makes it easier to specify and use…

Avnet Names New CIO

 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced the appointment of Kevin Summers as its chief information officer (CIO), with responsibility for Avnet’s global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. Reporting to Avnet CEO William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, Summers joins Avnet with more than 25 years of experience leading the technology efforts of some of the world’s most…

Littelfuse Names Heinzmann CEO

Littelfuse  announced that Gordon Hunter, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Dave Heinzmann, Chief Operating Officer, will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at that time and will join the company’s board of directors, bringing the size of the board…

Sager Electronics Announces Director of Sales Operations

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, welcomes Lori Rapoza as Director of Sales Operations. In this position, Ms. Rapoza will be responsible for increasing productivity and driving results through the implementation, management and improvement of programs, systems and processes. “With over twenty years of experience, Lori brings to…

ERA Appoints Manufacturer and Distributor Delegates to Its Executive Committee

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that it has added distributor and manufacturer delegates to its Executive Committee, which also includes six representative members charged with carrying out the policies of the association as directed by the board of directors. Ken Bellero, president of Schaffner EMC Inc., has been appointed as the manufacturer delegate…