Farnell appointed Lee Turner as Global Head of Semiconductors and Single Board Computers (SBC) and Simon Meadmore as Global Head of Interconnect, Passive, and Electromechanical (IP&E) Components.

Both Lee and Simon will report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses, which operates as Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.

Lee joined Farnell in 2016 as Global Head of Operations – Sales, Marketing, and Technical, has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry, and has held prior leadership roles in supplier development, product marketing, and sales. As Global Head of Semiconductors and SBC, Lee is responsible for ensuring that customers and manufacturers continue to view Farnell as their global distributor of choice and the provider of cutting-edge semiconductor and SBC technologies.

Simon has been with Farnell for 15 years and moves to the role of Global Head of IP&E having previously led Farnell’s Semiconductor and SBC product segment. In his new role, Simon is responsible for leading the global product and supplier strategy for this important category. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).