Weidi Zhu appointed Business President of element14
Farnell, the Development Distributor, has appointed Weidi Zhu to the role of Business President of element14, its distribution business in APAC. Weidi’s promotion follows the appointment of Uma Pingali to the role of Business President of Newark, Farnell’s Americas based business. Weidi will report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses.
Weidi has been with Farnell for ten years, and most recently held the role of Regional Director of Sales for Greater China, responsible for promoting business growth in Greater China region. He has a deep business understanding in Greater China and North Asia market and over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry both in Greater China and across Asia Pacific.
Chris Breslin, President of Farnell’s global businesses said: “I am delighted to promote Weidi to the position of Business President of our APAC business. During the last ten years, Weidi has demonstrated his ability to lead businesses; having joined as General Manager for Southern Greater China he was quickly promoted to manage all of the China region, then Regional Sales Director for Greater China. I am confident that his focus, leadership and drive to deliver results will help him as he now expands is focus to our Asia Pacific region, and the continued growth of our element14 business.”
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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