Oxford, UK, 28 November 2016 – Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Marianne Culver as President RS Components. She will join the business immediately as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth.
As President, Marianne will be responsible for driving profitable growth across the regions, developing the RS brand and delivering an improved experience for electronics and industrial customers.
Marianne has 25 years’ experience as a senior international executive with a track record of delivering strong business performance and leading global business transformation, supplier/product marketing, multi-channel and M&A. She has worked in four continents in online and offline customer-facing environments.
Before joining Electrocomponents, Marianne was UK Managing Director at TNT, the B2B express carrier, where she played a leading role in the company’s UK turnaround and transformation. Prior to TNT, Marianne spent 10 years at Premier Farnell plc, latterly as Executive Director of Transformation and Supply Chain/Supplier Management. Marianne is a Board member of the British Quality Foundation and was a member of the Board of Directors of Rexel SA until her appointment to Electrocomponents.
Lindsley Ruth, CEO of Electrocomponents, stated: “I am thrilled to welcome Marianne to the team. Her wealth of global distribution experience means she is extremely well positioned to take RS forward. Her energy, commitment and strong customer focus will be invaluable to our organisation as we progress on our journey to deliver best-in-class results for suppliers, customers and shareholders.”
Commenting on her appointment, Marianne said: “I am delighted to be joining Electrocomponents at this exciting time. RS is a strong brand with great recognition in the industry. I am excited by the opportunity that we have to put the customer back at the heart of this business and drive faster growth and an improved performance.”
About Electrocomponents plc
Electrocomponents plc is the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.