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

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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