Umasankar Pingali appointed Business President of Newark

Uma Pingali, Business President, Newark

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has appointed Umasankar Pingali to the role of Business President of Newark, its distribution business in the Americas. Uma will continue to report to Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell.

Uma joined Premier Farnell in 2011 and became Regional Business President of Premier Farnell’s APAC business, element14, in 2015. Uma was selected to lead the Newark business based on the strong performance delivered by the APAC business under his leadership and extensive industry experience, gained over 30 years spanning senior roles in organizations such as Future and Intersil.

Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell said: “I am delighted that Uma will be bringing his skills and experience to our Americas business. Uma has demonstrated the value that he adds to Premier Farnell, year after year. As Regional Business President of APAC, Uma has led a talented team to consistently deliver profitable growth in the region. I am confident that Uma’s focus and leadership will help Newark grow further in the year ahead.”

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.



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 trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

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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