RS is well positioned to advance the region’s strategic growth priorities
Hong Kong, 21 September 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the recent appointment of Frank Lee as Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, who will lead and advance the strategic growth initiatives for RS in Asia Pacific. The appointment supports the region’s commitment to be the leading one-stop solution provider offering products from industrial to electronics, powered by technology, innovation and data-led insight.
Based in Hong Kong, Frank will be responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction and growth strategy across Asia Pacific. He will lead the region to drive business development by strengthening the company’s value proposition, driving further improvement in customer satisfaction, sales effectiveness and operational excellence, and developing the RS brand to reach a large base of industrial and electronics customers.
"Frank brings with him more than 30 years of experience from the engineering, technology, service and distribution sectors with a track record of delivering strong performance in Asia Pacific. In view of the changing market dynamics and the exciting opportunities in the region, Frank will lead the business as the team continues to translate our vision into actions to drive value for our customers and suppliers via technological innovation and excellent services, based on the solid foundation we have built in the region," said Marianne Culver, President of RS.
"It is an exciting time to join RS. With our ambition to create value for our customers, I look forward to leading the team as we embark on our journey for the next chapter of innovation and accelerated growth in the region," said Frank.
Prior to joining RS, Frank was the CEO of ISS in China. He spearheaded the development of a new strategic direction for the organisation and built a leadership team to deliver its new ambitions. Prior to that, he held various senior executive positions in Rexel, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens and the ABB Group.
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, 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 around 50,000 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.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.