ECIA Adds Eight New Members

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following eight companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers’ reps. From the component manufacturer sector, Cypress Semiconductor, Marquardt Switches, Samtec, and Leader Tech Inc. have joined the organization recently. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes Component Distributors, Inc. and Benchmark Connector Corporation. Strategic Automation Services and John F. Kilfoil Company, both manufacturers’ rep organizations, have…

ECIA Announces New CEO

ECIA announces Bill Bradford will assume the President and CEO position, transitioning in Q1 2018 as John Denslinger steps down. Bill Bradford has over 30 years of experience in the electronic components industry, having led the global sales organizations for Freescale, ON Semiconductor and Entropic Communications. He also served as President and CEO of Minco…

ECIA Names New VP

ECIA announces Don Elario will lead its new Global Industry Practices Council, as Vice President of Industry Practices. The GPIC replaces the Supply Chain Council, as announced previously. “Don Elario brings a wide array of skills to this very important initiative,” explained Victor Meijers, ECIA senior vice president. “His career spans 40 years in the industry,…

6 Meaningful Ways Businesses Can Support Veterans (Part 1)

By Steven Weintraub, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) (First of two parts) Most Americans feel truly grateful to our nation’s veterans and military personnel and take many opportunities available to express that gratitude. But what does one do to specifically show appreciation for those families of service members, veterans, and all currently serving military to…