Avnet Names Phil Gallagher CEO

Distributor Avnet has named 37-year Avnet veteran Phil Gallagher as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gallagher, who has been in the role of interim CEO of Avnet since August 2020, is also joining the company’s board of directors. “The Board of Directors is pleased with the appointment of Phil as Avnet’s CEO. ……Read More »

Farnell Promotes Lee Turner and Simon Meadmore

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 ……Read More »

Avnet Promotes Pete Bartolotta to President of Business Transformation Division

Avnet promoted Chief Transformation Officer Pete Bartolotta to president of its Business Transformation division, reporting to CEO Bill Amelio. Bartolota joined Avnet in 2016 and has since been responsible for scaling the company’s high-growth solutions — including IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), global design service, and Avnet Integrated initiatives — to expand opportunities with new and ……Read More »

Avnet Promotes Max Chan to CIO

Avnet promoted Max Chan to Chief Information Officer (CIO). Chan is now responsible for all information technology (IT) areas throughout the Avnet ecosystem, which includes the delivery of all strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. He will work closely with Avnet senior executives to translate their business strategies into IT roadmaps and set the ……Read More »

Premier Farnell Appoints Umasankar Pingali to Business President of Newark

Premier Farnell appointed Umasankar Pingali to the role of Business President of Newark, its distribution business in the Americas. In his new role, Uma will focus on driving profitable growth in the Americas by maximizing the potential of Newark’s successful multi-channel sales model and customer value proposition and will continue to report to Chris Breslin, president of Premier ……Read More »

Avnet Promotes Daughetee to CMO

Avnet promoted Jessica Daughetee from vice president of global content, marketing, and media to chief marketing officer (CMO). Daughetee brings more than 20 years’ experience across the marketing and communications spectrum to the CMO role; will assume responsibility for the strategy, planning, and development of Avnet’s global marketing initiatives, including advertising, branding, communications, content, creative services, ……Read More »

PEI-Genesis promoted Peter Austin to General Manager North America and Corporate Senior Vice President

PEI-Genesis promoted Peter Austin to General Manager North America and Corporate Senior Vice President, effective immediately. In November of 2018, Austin was promoted to Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Product Management, and Marketing and Training. Austin will continue to report directly to Steven Fisher, PEI-Genesis chairman and CEO. “Since joining PEI-Genesis in 2016, Peter has proven ……Read More »

Phoenix Contact USA Promoted Kevin Zak to VP and General Manager

Phoenix Contact USA promoted Kevin Zak, who will celebrate his 25th year with Phoenix Contact later this year, to the role of vice president and general manager. In his new role, Zak will oversee the company’s U.S. Sales Subsidiary, including sales, marketing, channel operations, and service functions within the United States.