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  • Electrocomponents appoints Chris Beeson to accelerate global electronics performance

    Former Executive VP at Digi-Key brings extensive electronics expertise to RS and Allied

    London, UK, 27 August 2020 – Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has announced the appointment of Chris Beeson to the role of Group Senior Vice President Electronics. Chris will report directly to COO Mike England and will be based at the headquarters of Allied Electronics & Automation in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

    Chris will be responsible for shaping the electronics strategy and helping to accelerate performance as the Company moves at pace to deliver its Destination 2025 strategy. He and his leadership team will ensure that the Company stays ahead of new technology developments and is recognised as a leader in innovation.

    Mike England stated: “Chris’s experience and track record in the electronics distribution market will be invaluable in helping us accelerate performance across our business. We aim to provide an unrivalled choice of industrial and electronic products, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver best-in-class customer service, making it easy for our customers and suppliers to do business with us. Chris is highly customer and supplier focused and is proven in delivering operational performance, he will therefore be instrumental in our journey to become first choice for our customers, suppliers, shareholders, people and communities.”

    Previously, Chris spent 15 years at Digi-Key culminating in the role of Executive Vice President Sales, Supplier Management and Business Development. His extensive experience of the global distribution market also includes roles at Avnet, Kent Electronics and Future Electronics. Chris has been a member of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) Executive Committee and is involved in many industry organisations, including the Electronics Component Industry Association (ECIA) and numerous supplier representative councils.


    About Electrocomponents

    Electrocomponents plc is a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience, making it easy to do business with us.

    We stock more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers. We solve problems and provide a wide range of value-added solutions to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.

    Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2020 reported revenue of £1.95 billion. Electrocomponents plc has six operating brands; RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark and IESA.