Farnell, the Development Distributor, has strengthened its product organization with appointments into two key roles on its Leadership Team. Lee Turner has been appointed as Global Head of Semiconductors & Single Board Computers and Simon Meadmore has been appointed as Global Head of IP&E (Inter-connect, Passives and Electro-mechanical). Both Lee and Simon will report to Chris Breslin, President of Farnell's global businesses. Farnell operates as Newark in North America.
Lee joined Farnell in 2016 as Global Head of Operations - Sales, Marketing & Technical. As Global Head of Semiconductors & SBC, Lee is responsible for ensuring that customers and manufacturers continue to view Farnell as their global distributor of choice and the provider of cutting edge Semiconductor and SBC technologies. Lee has 25 years' experience in the electronics industry and has held prior leadership roles in supplier development, product marketing and sales.
Simon has been with Farnell for 15 years and moves to the role of Global Head of IP&E having previously led Farnell's Semiconductor & SBC product segment. In his new role, Simon is responsible for leading the global product and supplier strategy for this important category. Simon has extensive experience in supplier facing roles at Farnell and previously at Pace Micro Technology. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Chris Breslin, President of Farnell's global businesses, said: "Lee and Simon's collective experience, knowledge of Farnell, and the industry, will help us as drive further growth and innovation within our business. As two of our global leaders, and instrumental members of the Farnell Leadership Team, their roles are key to ensuring that our customers and suppliers continue to receive the highest level of service and access to the latest technologies, when they need them. I am delighted to welcome both Lee and Simon into their new roles."