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Farnell Strengthens Leadership Team With Two Key Appointments

Farnell has strengthened its product organization with the announcement of two key appointments on its Leadership Team i.e., Lee Turner has been named the Global Head of Semiconductors & Single Board Computers alongside Simon Meadmore who will be heading the Global IP&E (Interconnect, Passives and Electro-mechanical). Both Lee and Simon will report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses.

Farnell Strengthens Leadership TeamAs 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. Moreover, Lee has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has held prior leadership roles in supplier development, product marketing, and sales. Lee joined the company in 2016 as Global Head of Operations – Sales, Marketing & Technical.

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 operates as element14 in APAC.


Jyoti Gazmer

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