Newark Electronics Names Jim Nichols Senior Vice President of Sales

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Newark Electronics

    CHICAGO, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Newark Electronics, one of North
 America's leading distributors of electronic components, announces the
 appointment of Mr. J.C. (Jim) Nichols as Senior Vice President, Sales.
 Mr. Nichols will provide additional leadership to Newark's newly established
 sales management team and organization, which consists of branch and field
 sales, global and national account programs, telesales, and value-added
 services.  He will strengthen the company's drive to build a new and dynamic
 sales effort.
     Mr. Nichols brings to Newark 27 years of industry experience in sales,
 operations, marketing, logistics and customer service.  At Square D Company, a
 market-leading supplier of electrical distribution, industrial control and
 automation products, he held a variety of leadership positions (1974 -1999)
 including Vice President, Sales Operations.  Most recently, Mr. Nichols was
 Chief Partnerships and Operations Officer for Workzone360, an Internet
 start-up company that was an e-commerce venture for Square D.
     "I am very pleased that Jim has chosen to join Newark Electronics.  His
 successful sales history, e-commerce knowledge and operations background
 provide us with a unique individual to manage a dynamic sales team and grow
 sales.  I believe Jim will prove to be a great asset to us and the entire
 Premier Farnell Group as we continue to grow sales by leveraging investments
 in all our sales channels," comments Mike Ruprich, CEO for Newark.
     Mr. Nichols holds an M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management
 and a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Nichols is
 originally from South Carolina.
 
     About Newark Electronics
     Newark Electronics(R) is the largest small-order, high-service distributor
 of electronic components in North America, stocking over 150,000 electronic
 parts from hundreds of manufacturers.  Newark provides quality components
 through its branch offices, catalog, CD-ROM, and Web site.  Newark Electronics
 is part of Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:   PFP) which is quoted on the New York and
 London Stock Exchanges and is a global distributor of electronic and
 industrial components.  Newark can be contacted at 1-800-4-NEWARK
 (1-800-463-9275) or at www.newark.com .
 
 

SOURCE Newark Electronics
    CHICAGO, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Newark Electronics, one of North
 America's leading distributors of electronic components, announces the
 appointment of Mr. J.C. (Jim) Nichols as Senior Vice President, Sales.
 Mr. Nichols will provide additional leadership to Newark's newly established
 sales management team and organization, which consists of branch and field
 sales, global and national account programs, telesales, and value-added
 services.  He will strengthen the company's drive to build a new and dynamic
 sales effort.
     Mr. Nichols brings to Newark 27 years of industry experience in sales,
 operations, marketing, logistics and customer service.  At Square D Company, a
 market-leading supplier of electrical distribution, industrial control and
 automation products, he held a variety of leadership positions (1974 -1999)
 including Vice President, Sales Operations.  Most recently, Mr. Nichols was
 Chief Partnerships and Operations Officer for Workzone360, an Internet
 start-up company that was an e-commerce venture for Square D.
     "I am very pleased that Jim has chosen to join Newark Electronics.  His
 successful sales history, e-commerce knowledge and operations background
 provide us with a unique individual to manage a dynamic sales team and grow
 sales.  I believe Jim will prove to be a great asset to us and the entire
 Premier Farnell Group as we continue to grow sales by leveraging investments
 in all our sales channels," comments Mike Ruprich, CEO for Newark.
     Mr. Nichols holds an M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management
 and a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Nichols is
 originally from South Carolina.
 
     About Newark Electronics
     Newark Electronics(R) is the largest small-order, high-service distributor
 of electronic components in North America, stocking over 150,000 electronic
 parts from hundreds of manufacturers.  Newark provides quality components
 through its branch offices, catalog, CD-ROM, and Web site.  Newark Electronics
 is part of Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:   PFP) which is quoted on the New York and
 London Stock Exchanges and is a global distributor of electronic and
 industrial components.  Newark can be contacted at 1-800-4-NEWARK
 (1-800-463-9275) or at www.newark.com .
 
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