Lee Turner and Simon Meadmore appointed to Farnell's global Leadership Team
Farnell, the Development Distributor, has strengthened its product organisation with appointments into two key roles on its Leadership Team. Lee Turner has been appointed as Global Head of Semiconductors & Single Board Computers and Simon Meadmore appointed as Global Head of IP&E (Inter-connect, Passives and Electro-mechanical). Both Lee and Simon will report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses. Farnell operates as Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.
Lee joined Farnell in 2016 as Global Head of Operations – Sales, Marketing & Technical. As Global Head of Semiconductors & 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. Lee has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has held prior leadership roles in supplier development, product marketing and sales.
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 & SBC product segment. In his new role, Simon is responsible for leading the global product and supplier strategy for this important category. Simon has extensive experience in supplier facing roles at Farnell and previously at Pace Micro Technology. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses said: “Lee and Simon’s collective experience, knowledge of Farnell, and the industry, will help us as drive further growth and innovation within our business. As two of our global leaders, and instrumental members of the Farnell Leadership Team, their roles are key to ensuring that our customers and suppliers continue to receive the highest level of service and access to the latest technologies, when they need them. I am delighted to welcome both Lee and Simon into their new roles”.
Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.
Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.
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