Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that Jeffrey Eastman
will become president of Americas Components, effective January 1, 2013.
Mr. Eastman will succeed Vinnie Vellucci, who will be retiring at the
end of 2013 after nearly 44 years with Arrow.
In this role, Mr. Eastman will be responsible for continuing to expand
the company's value proposition to customers and suppliers through all
stages of their product and services needs. Mr. Eastman served as senior
vice president of global supplier marketing and asset management since
April 2008, and was responsible for managing supplier relationships for
Arrow on a worldwide basis. Joining Arrow through an acquisition in
1983, Mr. Eastman has held six different vice president positions,
including responsiblities for supplier services, sales, marketing, and
"Jeff's broad experiences at Arrow, along with his strong history of
sales and marketing leadership experience, his influential relationships
in the supplier community, and his ability to develop strategic
partnerships make him the ideal person to succeed Vinnie in leading our
Americas Components team," said Mike Long, chairman, president, and CEO.
"I am confident Jeff will be successful in accelerating the considerable
momentum of the Americas Components organization."
"Vinnie's commitment to sales excellence and his deep knowledge of the
electronics industry has delivered exceptional results and firmly
positioned Arrow as a leader in our industry," said Mr. Long. "We thank
Vinnie for his leadership, personal sacrifice, and commitment to Arrow,
and we wish him the very best."
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com)
is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial
and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing
solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than
120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 390 locations
in 53 countries.
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