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Top Distributors Exit ECIA to Form Global Association

Three of the industry’s biggest distributors – Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc – have withdrawn from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), marking an historic, structural change in the 9-year-old  trade organization. A new group, the Global Electronics Distributor Association (GEDA), will be formed within the next 90 days, according to an…

Electronics Manufacturers Favorable on Tax Reform

U.S.-based supply executives are receiving the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 favorably. The tax reform, signed into law by President Donald Trump in December, will have a positive impact on U.S. manufacturers’ organizational, strategic and tactical considerations, managers said. The Institute for Supply Management conducted a special survey to gauge members’ familiarity…

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 Approves New Directors

ECIA welcomes new executives to the ECIA Executive Committee and various boards of directors: the Association, the ECIA Foundation, and the EDS Board. “Executive volunteers such as these fine individuals are the lifeblood of our association.  We are deeply grateful for their willingness to share their time and talent,” commented John Denslinger, ECIA CEO and president. “This year…

RS Components Joins ECIA

ECIA is pleased to welcome RS Components (RS) to its growing family of electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. RS Components and its sister North American based company, Allied Electronics, are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global, engineering focused distributor. “RS Components, with its strong presence in EMEA, helps ECIA in our strategy to expand…

ECIA Awards Mouser’s McAtee

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that Todd McAtee, Mouser’s Vice President of Americas, Business Development, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). ECIA, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs and interests of the authorized electronic components…

ECIA Promotes Debbie Conyers

ECIA is pleased to announce the promotion of Debbie Conyers to the new role of Vice President of Member Engagement. In this new role, Debbie will become the primary point of contact for new membership inquiries as well as those from our current members. In addition, she will be heading initiatives to improve ECIA’s new…