Umasankar Pingali appointed Business President of Newark

Uma Pingali, Business President, Newark

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has appointed Umasankar Pingali to the role of Business President of Newark, its distribution business in the Americas. Uma will continue to report to Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell.

Uma joined Premier Farnell in 2011 and became Regional Business President of Premier Farnell’s APAC business, element14, in 2015. Uma was selected to lead the Newark business based on the strong performance delivered by the APAC business under his leadership and extensive industry experience, gained over 30 years spanning senior roles in organizations such as Future and Intersil.

Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell said: “I am delighted that Uma will be bringing his skills and experience to our Americas business. Uma has demonstrated the value that he adds to Premier Farnell, year after year. As Regional Business President of APAC, Uma has led a talented team to consistently deliver profitable growth in the region. I am confident that Uma’s focus and leadership will help Newark grow further in the year ahead.”

In his new role, Uma will focus on driving profitable growth in the Americas by maximizing the potential of Newark’s successful multi-channel sales model and customer value proposition.



About us

Premier Farnell is 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. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, 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.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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