element14 expands Industrial offering with appointment of new category director

Eleanor Young is promoted to the newly created position to drive international growth

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element14 has appointed a new Category Director for the Industrial sector as the company looks to drive profitable growth through an expanded portfolio of products to customers across the globe.

Eleanor Young has been promoted to the newly created position after successfully delivering the role of Regional Sales Manager UK since June 2018.  

Prior to this, Eleanor developed a wealth of Industrial experience over a 15 year period with management positions year at RS Components, Hewden Ltd and Brammer.

Eleanor said: “Industrial offers a major global growth opportunity for element14 as we expand our supplier and product offer to customers within this sector and with my extensive experience, I cannot wait to support the business to realise our ambitious growth plans.

“We have been working on our proposition in factory automation for more than three years and we now have positive sales across a wide range of products.  It is evident, however, that our loyal customers haven’t traditionally considered buying Industrial products from element14. Our strategy is to change this perception by raising awareness of our Industrial offer for customers to access through our multi-channel proposition.

Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management, element14, said: “Product is central to supporting element14’s growth strategy and having the right team in place is critical to our success. Industrial is a key pillar of our product strategy and, with Eleanor’s strong background developed through leading organisations in this sector, this will prove integral to our success as we build our proposition.”

Find out how element14 can support your Industrial journey here.


About us

element14 is part of the Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers. 

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle.

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