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.