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…

Bourns Awards Top EMEA Distributors

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it acknowledged the company’s top-performing European distribution partners at this year’s Electronica International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The awards honor the exceptional sales support provided by these distributors over the past 18 months that have contributed to the growth of Bourns’ EMEA…

ECIA Announces Marketing Awards

Rosemont, Ill. –The winners of the ECIA Marketing Awards were announced at the 2016 ECIA Executive Conference in Chicago on October 24th. The award program, co-sponsored by Penton’s Design Engineering & Sourcing Group and ECIA, honored ECIA member companies for outstanding marketing efforts during 2015- 2016. The contest provides ECIA members a chance to spotlight their marketing materials…

Calabria Sets Abracon’s Channel-Centric Agenda

From a distributor’s perspective, not all suppliers are created equal. Some component makers view the channel as a valued extension of their salesforce; others view distributors as an offsite repository for their inventory. Abracon LLC CEO Mike Calabria is making sure his company falls in the former category. “We are extremely channel-centric,” said the former…

Abracon Names Mike Calabria President & CEO

Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, signal conditioning, clock distribution and magnetic components announced Mike Calabria as President and CEO. Calabria, who joined the Board of Directors in March 2015, has been serving as Chief Operating Officer since August 2015. Calabria has nearly 40 years of total experience in the…

Arrow’s Andy King: Building Customer Connections

Andy King has been president of Arrow Electronics Inc.’s global components business for a little over six months, half a year or two fiscal quarters. Calendar 2015 was a year the electronics distribution industry was happy to put in its rear-view mirror. According to the EPSNews Top 50 Distributors report, the North American franchised distribution industry grew…