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  • Connector Industry Loses Giant: Dave Brearley, 1943-2017

    Dave Brearley, a valued contributor to Connector Supplier and the Medical Market Director for Bishop & Associates Inc., passed away on June 9, 2017. Dave spent more than 30 years in the connector industry, working with multiple suppliers and influencing countless colleagues along the way. He began his connector career with Berg Electronics, a division Read More >>

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    IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

    IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Dave Hernandez, senior director of learning and professional development, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Illinois.  Hernandez joins IPC with 18 years of experience in education. He specializes in educational technology, competency and certification modeling, and strategic planning. For the last eight years, Read More >>

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Connector Industry Loses Giant: Dave Brearley, 1943-2017

Dave Brearley, a valued contributor to Connector Supplier and the Medical Market Director for Bishop & Associates Inc., passed away on June 9, 2017. Dave spent more than 30 years in the connector industry, working with multiple suppliers and influencing countless colleagues along the way. He began his connector career with Berg Electronics, a division Read More >>

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IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Dave Hernandez, senior director of learning and professional development, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Illinois.  Hernandez joins IPC with 18 years of experience in education. He specializes in educational technology, competency and certification modeling, and strategic planning. For the last eight years, Read More >>

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Mouser Electronics Names Mark Burr-Lonnon Senior VP of Global Service and EMEA, APAC Business

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a new product introduction leader that empowers innovation, announced the promotion of Mark Burr-Lonnon to Senior Vice President of GlobalService and EMEA and APAC Business. Since moving to Mouser in 2008 from its parent company, TTI, Burr-Lonnon has led Mouser’s global management team, and is largely responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating Read More >>

A Decade of Change for TE Connectivity Corporation

Thomas Lynch led TE Connectivity for 11 years, making major strides in production while boosting its role in products for harsh environments.   Terrence Curtin, board member and president of TE Connectivity, will succeed Thomas J. Lynch as the company’s new CEO, effective March 9, 2017. Lynch, current chairman of the board and CEO, will Read More >>

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Avnet Names Chuck Delph President of EM Americas

Effective July 3, Chuck Delph will take over as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas as Ed Smith is promoted to senior vice president of Avnet embedded solutions.   Avnet announced that Chuck Delph has been appointed president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) for the Americas region, which supplies electronic components, embedded solutions, and associated design Read More >>

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Eric Bogatin Named DesignCon’s Engineer of the Year

The DesignCon community honored Dr. Eric Bogatin with the prestigious Engineer of the Year Award for his many contributions to the engineering industry.   DesignCon 2016, held January 19 – 21 in Santa Clara, Calif., recognized Dr. Eric Bogatin of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity Academy with its 2016 Engineer of the Year Award for Read More >>

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Key Notes: Tektronix’s Pat Byrne at Design Con

If you’re in Santa Clara on January 20, don’t miss the DesignCon keynote address of Tektronix’s Pat Byrne, where he’ll discuss how to improve workflow integration throughout the product development process.   Pat Byrne, president of Tektronix, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s DesignCon. The show’s keynotes were selected to inspire and challenge Read More >>

Phoenix Contact Names New CEO

Phoenix Contact names its new CEO, passing the baton from Klaus Eisert to Frank Stührenberg on January 1, 2015.  Frank Stührenberg, executive vice president global sales, has been named chairman of the executive board of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG. He will take over the office as well as the tasks that have been held by Read More >>

Dietmar Harting Turns 75

HARTING Chairman of the Board Dietmar Harting turns 75 but has no plans to slow down. “An entrepreneur must always be restless,” said Dietmar Harting, chairman of the board at HARTING Technology Group, who just turned 75. “I take great pleasure in dealing with the future of the company.” The personally liable partner and chairman of Read More >>

Industry Insider: Chuck Delph of Avnet

An industry insider is someone who advances the connector industry through his or her involvement in technology innovations, product development, or innovative sales channel solutions. We’re spotlighting Chuck Delph of Avnet this time, for his commitment to his team and his customers.   Name: Chuck Delph Company name and location: Avnet Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. Current Read More >>

ODU Names Bernhard Säckl ODU-MAC Product Manager

ODU names Bernhard Säckl ODU-MAC product manager, putting the 38-year-old management expert in charge of growing and evolving the established, popular modular connector system. ODU announced that Bernhard Säckl took over as project manager for the ODU-MAC modular connection system on November 1, 2013. The 38-year old management expert had been the portfolio management project leader for the Read More >>

Q&A with WHMA Chairman Rick Bromm

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association chairman discusses industry changes over the last year. In preparation for the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association annual conference, we spoke to WHMA Chairman Rick Bromm about how the industry has changed in the last year. CAS: How has the wire and cable industry changed since 2013’s conference? RB: Manufacturing continues Read More >>