Arrow Electronics: A Necessary Evolution in a Perilous Market

Arrow Electronics Inc. is knee-deep in the most consequential evolution in its history, one that has the potential to result in a complete transformation of its business and heavily impact the entire electronics value chain by forcing a reshaping of the design, engineering, new product introduction, procurement and the entire supply chain. Once finished, the…

Andy Bryant to Retire as COO of Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics Inc. said Andrew Bryant will retire in April, only two years after his appointment as chief operating officer and confirming the company’s intention to position a cadre of younger executives to in future replace chairman, president and CEO Michael Long. Bryant, 60, joined Arrow in 2008 and headed the company’s global enterprise computing…

Arrow Defies Currency Headwind

Arrow Electronics Inc. faced a good news/bad news conundrum in the latest quarter. European sales soared but with the euro slumping against the dollar, the distributor found itself reporting negative growth for the region. Strip out currency fluctuations, though, and Arrow executives could easily have boasted that they exceeded sales expectations. The dollar’s climb against…

Arrow CEO: Components Market is ‘Stable’

Michael Long, as chairman and CEO of global components distributor Arrow Electronics Inc., has a vantage position from where he can observe trends and events as they unfold in the global high-tech industry. That’s why many in the electronics industry pay close attention when Long speaks about the condition and direction of the market, especially…