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  • Electrocomponents appoints Mike England to new position of Chief Operating Officer

    LONDON, UK, 20 April 2020 – Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has promoted Mike England to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mike will remain a member of the Senior Management Team and will continue to report directly to Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    In his new role, Mike will help to drive the Group’s long-term strategy, aligning go-to-market, digital and customer and supplier centric activities across the globe. He will continue to lead the EMEA region in the near term until a new President EMEA has been appointed.

    Mike joined the Electrocomponents Group in November 2015 to lead the turnaround of our UK business and has been President EMEA for the last two years where he has been responsible for the commercial operation and business transformation of the EMEA region.

    Lindsley Ruth, Electrocomponents CEO, said: “Mike’s energy and passion has been instrumental in driving significant outperformance and market share gains in EMEA. In his new role as COO, he will be executing on our vision to drive a more aligned offer, go-to-market approach, and customer and supplier experience across the globe. This new approach will not only improve performance and drive economies of scale but will also accelerate our journey to become first choice for our customers, suppliers and people.”


    About Electrocomponents plc

    Electrocomponents plc is a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.

    We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

    Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents plc has six operating brands; RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark and IESA.