Arrow Names EMEA Sales VP

Arrow Electronics announced the appointment of Martin Bielesch as vice president sales of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Components. Bielesch joins Arrow from Avnet EMG, where he was most recently regional vice president of Central Europe and, previously, general manager of lighting and new markets in Europe. Prior to this, he held various management…

Arrow Gets Recycling Nod in Europe

Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced today that it has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its value recovery business based in the Netherlands. The R2 certification represents the first of its kind for Arrow’s operations across Europe and adds to Arrow’s R2 certifications in the United States and Brazil.  The certificate relates to the…

How Will Western Business History Rate Offshoring?

Forget about lost manufacturing jobs and the social implications. In time, Western high-tech companies and other manufacturers may come to rue their decision to offshore manufacturing to Asian low cost locations. As rivals pop up like daisies in China, some observers in Europe and North America are moving to the conclusion that offshoring was at…

Arrow Honors ITT

ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) announced that its Interconnect Solutions (ICS) business was honored by Arrow Electronics with its “2013 Largest Growth Supplier” award in the “Connectors” category for North America. Previously, Arrow honored ICS with its Partner of the Year and Largest Sales Growth, Connector Products, awards in 2012. ICS was also named Fastest Growing Supplier…

Arrow RF IMS Files Available

Arrow RF & Power, officially doing business as Richardson RFPD, announced today the online availability of videos and downloadable files of the presentations that were given at its booth during the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla. Links to YouTube videos of the presentations, as well as links for .pdf versions of each…

Surging China Alters Components Distribution Hierarchy

The East vs. West struggle for economic dominance and relevance is turning the global electronics components distribution market on its head. A mere nine years after it was incorporated, WPG Holdings Ltd. is threatening to upstage Arrow Electronics Inc. as the No. 2 global electronics components distributor in what is shaping up as the most…