Management shakeup at Arrow Electronics
Distributor Arrow Electronics is seeing a significant shakeup of its US and European management as a new CEO comes in.
Arrow’s Chief Operating Officer Sean Kerins is also taking over as CEO on June 1st, with Kirk Schell joining from Dell Technologies to take over as president of the company’s global components business. Schell succeeds David West, who will continue as an advisor.
“Kirk comes to Arrow with a strong record of success across the technology industry,” said Kerins. “We look to Kirk to build upon the growth of our components business under David’s strong stewardship.”
This has seen changes in Europe, with Jörg Strughold (above) named president of its components business in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He succeeds Martin Bielesch who has decided to leave the company.
Strughold joined Arrow Electronics as vice president of sales for the company’s components business in EMEA in 2016. Prior to this, he was vice president of EMEA sales with Atmel. During his career, Jörg Strughold held various sales and marketing leadership positions at Qimonda, Infineon Technologies, Siemens Semiconductor and Future Electronics.
“We are very excited that Jörg accepted his nomination as the new president of Arrow’s components business in the EMEA region,” said Schell. “Jörg’s extensive business background, experience and leadership skills will help Arrow execute our successful growth path in the region. As an industry veteran both on the distributor and the supplier side, and with his extensive network in the markets we serve, Jörg is the ideal leader of this business.”
“At the same time, we’d like to thank Martin Bielesch,” said Schell. “Under Martin’s management, our business has grown and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
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