January 22, 2013
Allied Electronics announced that Lee Davidson, president of Allied Electronics, will step down, and Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and marketing, will assume the presidency.
“My role as president of Allied Electronics has been the highlight of my career,” says Davidson. “Over the past 10 years, it has been very exciting being at the helm while the company experienced great milestones. From sales growth and our corporate headquarters and warehouse move to the recent implementation of a new ERP system, working with the great people at Allied has been a real joy.”
Davidson joined Allied Electronics in 2002 as vice president of product management and was named president in 2005. During his tenure, Allied grew from a $180 million to a $440 million business. Davidson will assume a new role, vice president of strategic projects, for Electrocomponents, which will include assisting and developing global strategies for the business.
Scott McLendon joined Allied in 2007 as vice president of product management and marketing. Since then, he has helped build a broad portfolio of products from more than 300 suppliers. “Lee and I have worked together for years and share a common vision for the direction of the company,” said McLendon. “Delivering a great customer experience, growing the company, and providing a safe and fulfilling place for our employees to advance their careers will remain our company focus. I am excited to assume this new position with such a great company and great employees.”
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