Electrocomponents Plc

Electrocomponents Plc

Sector: Catalog And Mail-order Houses Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: ECM | OTC Markets: EENEY

Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers, has operations in 32 countries. Founded in 1937 the business is listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs around 6,300 people. Through our trading brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping over 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

We satisfy the small quantity needs of our customers who are typically electronic design engineers, machine and panel builders or maintenance engineers in business. A large number of high quality goods are stocked, which are despatched the same day that the order is received. The average customer order value is around £150 although the range of order values is wide. Our customers come from a wide range of industry sectors with diverse product demands.

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Lindsley Ruth, Group Chief Executive
Lindsley Ruth is Group Chief Executive of Electrocomponents. He joined the Group in April 2015. Prior to Electrocomponents, Lindsley was Executive Vice President of the Future Electronics Group of companies, the fourth largest electronics distributor in the world with a global turnover of over $5bn. He was a key member of the core leadership team which transformed the organisation’s performance and expanded its global reach.
Before joining Future in 2002, Lindsley held senior positions with TTI Inc and Solectron Corporation.
Lindsley has both a BSc in Engineering (Industrial Distribution) and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Simon Boddie, Group Finance Director
Simon Boddie is Group Finance Director of Electrocomponents. He is responsible for driving and supporting the company’s performance agenda whilst maintaining a robust control environment and managing the Group’s risks.

Simon has been involved in the implementation of many aspects of the Group’s strategy, including cost reduction, cash maximisation and the introduction of a new business performance management system.

Simon joined Electrocomponents in September 2005 from Diageo plc. He joined Diageo in 1992 where he held a variety of senior finance positions, latterly as Finance Director of Key Markets.

In September 2012 Simon was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of PageGroup.
Klaus Göldenbot, Global Sales Director
Klaus Göldenbot is Global Sales Director at Electrocomponents, incorporating the trading brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics. He is responsible for building an empowered and innovative world-class sales and customer service organization.

Klaus is focussed on increasing the amount existing customers spend with the business and making them more profitable for the Group by identifying opportunities and providing relevant solutions that add value to their component purchasing.

Klaus joined Electrocomponents in January 2001 as GM, Product Management for Europe and was swiftly promoted to GM, Product Management for the Group. In August 2002, Klaus was appointed GM, RS UK before being promoted to Regional General Manager, EMEA. In this role he was responsible for developing and implementing the ‘One Europe’ strategy, which enabled, amongst other key changes, a common marketing approach across the region.

Prior to joining Electrocomponents, Klaus spent nine years at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co., one of Germany’s top 30 companies, where he held senior positions in sales and marketing and strategic management. Klaus is co-author of a number of business publications on the topics of ‘benchmarking’ and ‘CI’. He has a BA in European Business, English and French, and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

Klaus enjoys participating in equestrian sports. He has also written and published a number of books about ballet dance and used to host a talk show with international stars from the world of performing arts.
Chris Page, Global Offer Director
Chris Page holds global responsibility for the Group’s product and stock management, pricing and supply chain activities. He is tasked with making more products available to more customers at the right price through a global product range whilst ensuring fast, reliable service levels are available worldwide – all at the lowest total cost for the business. This includes managing inventory globally to improve the company’s return on stock.

Chris joined Electrocomponents in 2009 as General Manager Electronics where he was pivotal in the development of the Group's electronics business. This included the introduction of unprecedented levels of new products and lines into the electronics portfolio and bringing multiple compelling technical marketing initiatives to customers.

Previously, Chris was President EMEA and Senior Vice President of Memec worldwide. In total he spent 16 years at Memec and its subsidiaries, where he held a number of senior management roles. Chris has a long history of successfully driving sales growth, improving EBITDA as a percentage of sales and improving return on capital employed.

Chris has a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree from Teeside University and attended the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Keith Reville, Global Marketing Director
Keith Reville is Global Marketing Director at Electrocomponents. He holds global responsibility for the Group’s marketing function which is transforming the way the company does business by improving its ability to reach, market to and develop more customers than ever before.

With eCommerce at the heart of the Group’s multi-channel approach to marketing, Keith is charged with improving the company’s online functionality, digital and technical marketing to create an instinctive preference for its brands and deliver a higher rate of customer acquisition. Keith joined Electrocomponents in November 2010 as General Manager eCommerce. He has been instrumental in developing an improved multi-channel customer approach and has orchestrated the use of several innovative marketing initiatives and eCommerce technologies to successfully reach and influence customers. Keith has also focussed on changing the culture within the Group to become more like the global force in B2B eCommerce that it is.

Before joining Electrocomponents, Keith was Director of Online Sales for Orange UK Ltd where he was responsible for the company’s online mobile store and telesales operations. His previous roles include Director of eBusiness at Hilton International Ltd and Head of Dotcom Sales at Thomas Cook UK.

Keith holds a BEng (Hons) in Offshore Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He is also a member of InternetRetailing and The Marketing Society.
Paul Quested, Global Strategy Director
Paul Quested is Global Strategy Director for Electrocomponents. He has responsibility for developing, planning, supporting and driving the delivery of the Group’s business strategy. This includes aligning the organisation and facilitating transformation across the business through strategic planning, change management and governance.

Paul was previously General Manager for RS UK, where he was responsible for maintaining UK profitability. This was one of the five core areas of the Group’s business strategy at the time.

Paul joined RS Components in January 2007 as Head of Finance and moved to the position of UK General Manager in October 2008. He was instrumental in driving the UK achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard at the highest level.

Previously, he held a number of positions during his 10 year tenure at InBev, including PPM Director reporting to the Supply Chain Vice-President Western Europe. Prior to this he was the Audit Manager of FTSE 100 companies at Coopers & Lybrand.
Phil Cook, Global IT Director
Phil Cook is Global IT Director at Electrocomponents. He has responsibility for the development of the global IT strategy and its execution across the company. This includes ensuring the business has the right tools, technologies and infrastructure in place to support the Group’s global operating model.

Prior to Electrocomponents, Phil was Group Chief Information Officer at British American Tobacco (BAT), where he developed the IT strategy for the Group which spans 180 countries and 55,000 employees. His previous roles include Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Brown and Williamson Tobacco and European IT Manager at Honda.
Ian Watson, Global HR Director
Ian Watson is Global HR Director at Electrocomponents. He is tasked with delivering an effective organization structure and ensuring the business has the skills and culture it needs to deliver the Group strategy.

Ian has overall responsibility for attracting, retaining and developing quality people for the Group. He also oversees the delivery of organisation development programmes and manages the Group’s compensation and benefit schemes.

Before joining Electrocomponents in 2004, Ian held senior roles at Vodafone plc and Thomas Cook.

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