Electrocomponents appoints new President of RS Components

November 30 2016, 03:10
Global electronics distributor Electrocomponents has announced the appointment of Marianne Culver as President RS Components. She will join the business immediately as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth. As President, Marianne will be responsible for driving profitable growth across the regions, developing the RS brand and delivering an improved experience for electronics and industrial customers.

Marianne has 25 years’ experience as a senior international executive with a track record of delivering strong business performance and leading global business transformation, supplier/product marketing, multi-channel and M&A. She has worked in four continents in online and offline customer-facing environments.

Before joining Electrocomponents, Marianne was UK Managing Director at TNT, the B2B express carrier, where she played a leading role in the company’s UK turnaround and transformation. Prior to TNT, Marianne spent 10 years at Premier Farnell plc, latterly as Executive Director of Transformation and Supply Chain/Supplier Management. Marianne is a Board member of the British Quality Foundation and was a member of the Board of Directors of Rexel SA until her appointment to Electrocomponents.

Lindsley Ruth, CEO of Electrocomponents, stated: “I am thrilled to welcome Marianne to the team. Her wealth of global distribution experience means she is extremely well positioned to take RS forward. Her energy, commitment and strong customer focus will be invaluable to our organisation as we progress on our journey to deliver best-in-class results for suppliers, customers and shareholders.”

Commenting on her appointment, Marianne said: “I am delighted to be joining Electrocomponents at this exciting time. RS is a strong brand with great recognition in the industry. I am excited by the opportunity that we have to put the customer back at the heart of this business and drive faster growth and an improved performance.”

Headquartered in Oxford, UK, Electrocomponents plc is a global electronics distributor with operations in 32 countries. Its portfolio of more than 500,000 products is distributed through the Internet, print catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents. RS Components is the leading service distributor for engineers across Europe and Asia Pacific. Allied Electronics serves engineers and purchasers in the Americas. Electrocomponents is also the company behind DesignSpark, the growing online design community and resource centre for engineers, hosting a comprehensive range of free-of-charge software design tools, technical data and development resources, in addition to user generated reviews and shared knowledge. DesignSpark PCB is a free, award-winning electronics design software tool for schematic capture and PCB layout that is supported by a full suite of video tutorials, examples and component libraries. DesignSpark Mechanical is a revolutionary design software that uses the power of direct modelling to enable engineers to quickly create and modify 3D designs. This is the first tool of its kind available completely free-of-charge. DesignSpark Electrical is a free, fully specified electrical CAD package, including a library of more than 250,000 components and parts, which brings time-saving and error-reduction benefits to control panel, machinery and electrical system design.
www.electrocomponents.com | www.rs-online.com | www.alliedelec.com
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