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April 15, 2021


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ECIA Names GIPC Environmental Compliance Advisors

Atlanta – ECIA is pleased to announce that Carol Parnell, Littelfuse and Dan Carey, Farnell have been named the environmental compliance advisors to the Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC). ECIA’s GIPC recently established these advisory positions to enable ECIA members to gain better awareness about regulations that substantially affect the electronic components industry with the acceleration of global legislation to protect the environment. 

Carol Parnell is the Global Director of EHS at Littelfuse and is responsible for the development and execution of the EHS strategy.  Currently she is focused on the areas of safety culture, business continuity management, product environmental compliance, and sustainability.   

Dan Carey is the Product Compliance Senior Manager at Farnell (dba Farnell, Newark, and element14).  He is responsible for Farnell remaining compliant with various product compliance legislations globally and ensures that suppliers provide the required product compliance data.   

“These two individuals are highly qualified to advise the GIPC on environmental compliance issues and I am extremely grateful they have stepped up to advise the Committee,” Don Elario, ECIA Vice President of Industry Practices remarked. “The number of environmental regulations that impact the electronic components channel has increased exponentially and we are committed to keeping our members up to date.” 

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About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.


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