Partstat Partner Newswire: August 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Mouser Electronics Receives Over 20 Top Business Awards in 2019 and 2020

Between 2019 and 2020, Mouser Electronics has officially received over 20 top business awards from various manufacturer partners for exemplary distribution performance.

Manufacturers gave a variety of reasons for the awards, including best-in-class global logistics, digital excellence, double-digit sales growth, fastest new product introductions, commitment to teamwork, investment in inventory and breadth of inventory, successful marketing campaigns, customer growth, and expanding footprint.

“Mouser is immensely grateful to our manufacturer partners for these top recognitions,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser Electronics in a press release. “These awards honor the hard work and dedication to exceptional customer service inherent to all of our teams.”

Future Electronics President Robert Miller Congratulates Prague Office on Their 15th Anniversary

Future Electronics has just celebrated the 15th anniversary of the opening of the company’s Prague, Czech Republic branch.

First opened in 2005 and strategically located near the city center while having ample access to the main roads, the Prague office was designed to serve customers in both Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“I’ve been working for Future Electronics in Czech Republic and Slovakia from the very beginning, and it’s great to see how the company as well as the team has evolved in both countries, building up relationships with our customers and supplier partners, and becoming demand creation oriented,” said Country Manager Pavel Rasejev in a press release. “We remain focused on delighting our customers and suppliers, and being the partner who helps them meet their challenges.”

Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, congratulated the Prague team on their 15-year milestone, and thanked everyone for their valuable contributions in support of the branch.

Digi-Key Electronics Announces Global Partnership with EAO Corporation for New Digital Product Selector Tool

Digi-Key Electronics has officially signed a global partnership with EAO to provide customers with a new Digital Product Selector (DPS) tool for emergency stop switches.

Designed to allow engineers and designers to easily configure products online to their specific needs, stop switch users will now be able to view 360-degree images, mounting depths, dimensional representations, illumination previews, and panel mounted views as well as download CAD drawings, launch installation videos, and certifications.

“We are pleased to introduce this new tool to our customers,” said David Stein, vice president, global supplier management at Digi-Key in a press release. “Emergency stop switches are a critical component of design engineering, and this tool has a variety of industry applications, from industrial automation to medical equipment and electric vehicle charging stations. We’re proud to support these important industries with critical resources and a simplified shopping experience.”

Avnet Announces New Interim CEO

Phil Gallagher, Global President of Avnet’s Electronic Components business, has been announced as the company’s interim CEO, replacing outgoing CEO William J. (“Bill”) Amelio who has given notice of his retirement.

“Phil has developed an incredible reputation within the company, as well as with our suppliers, customers and investors,” said Rodney C. Adkins, Chairman of the Board, according to EPS News. “The Board of Directors is thrilled that his steady and will help guide the company and our important relationships to even greater success.”

For over 30 years, Gallagher has worked at Avnet and has held executive leadership positions in sales, marketing, and operations. Recently, he was the Global President of Avnet’s Electronic Components business, as well as President of the National Electronic Distributors Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the Women in Electronics Community.

“I want to thank Bill for his passion while leading Avnet over the past four years,” said Gallagher. “We continue to believe Avnet has a solid foundation from which to grow, with valuable assets, talented employees, and end markets where we see many attractive opportunities. My immediate priorities will be accelerating the profitable growth of our core distribution business and Farnell, as well as enhancing Avnet’s customer journey overall.”