Elmos signs distribution agreement with Silica
Semiconductor specialist Silica has signed a distribution agreement with mixed-signal specialist Elmos Semiconductor, authorising SILICA to sell and support their full range of Interface, Sensor, Power and Motor Control products across Europe through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Avnet loses its President
American multispecialist Avnet has announced that Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Phil Gallagher intends to step down from his current role to focus on new career opportunities in line with his personal goals. Mr. Gallagher will stay in place until a successor is named and will assist in a collaborative transition. The company has initiated a search to replace him and expects to have a new leader in place by the end of the calendar year.
SILICA expands its Lighting team in Central Europa with Berkant Köprülügil
Semiconductor specialist SILICA has expanded its European Lighting team with another industry expert. Berkant Köprülügil becomes Business Manager Lighting, in charge of sales and business development strategy for Central Europe. He also takes over the management of the Lighting teams in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and reports directly to Martin Bielesch, Regional Vice President of Sales Central Europe & Lighting. Prior to SILICA, Berkant Köprülügil was working for CREE Europe, among other things as Regional Sales Director LED held responsible for Turkey and South Africa.
Avnet Names Michael Buseman Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer
Multispecialist Avnet has named Michael Buseman as chief global logistics and operations officer. As announced in July, Avnet's current global logistics and operations officer, Gerry Fay, was promoted to global president for Avnet Electronics Marketing. Buseman was selected to succeed Fay based on a strong background of more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Having begun his career as a process and manufacturing engineer, Buseman is an accomplished operating and supply chain executive with global experience managing manufacturing and warehouse operations in the electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) provider space.
Silica appoints Martin Bielesch new Regional Vice President Sales Central Europe
Semiconductor specialist Silica has promoted Martin Bielesch to Regional Vice President Sales for Central Europe. He will be responsible for Silica's sales and demand creation strategy in Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH), reporting directly to Mario Orlandi, VP Sales and Marketing Silica EMEA. Martin Bielesch joined Silica last year as General Manager Lighting & New Markets. Under his leadership, the distributor has significantly expanded its Lighting and Identification business and partner network. In addition to his new assignment, Bielesch will continue leading the Lighting and New Markets group EMEA. Prior to joining Silica, Bielesch served as the Vice President Deputy Managing Director EMEA at Future Electronics. Within this role he had responsibility for Central/Eastern Europe, France, Israel and RSA and assumed the lead for Supply Chain and logistics operations.