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April 1, 2024


ECIA’s GIPC Welcomes New Committee Member
Ron Reed, Director of Supplier Operations at Avnet (Americas), joins Global Industry Practices Committee.

Atlanta — ECIA is pleased to announce that Ron Reed, Director of Supplier Operations at Avnet (Americas) has joined the Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC). The GIPC works to identify common global problems and issues, organize Subject Matter Experts to research, provide guidance and drive adoption of measures to increase efficiencies throughout the global authorized channel for electronic components. 

"I am thrilled to welcome Ron to the GIPC. We will take advantage of his 30 years of experience in the broader electronics distribution industry. He will be a valuable addition to the talented team of industry professionals already on our current committee,” Don Elario, ECIA’s VP of Industry Practices commented. “I look forward to working with him to drive best practices within our industry.”

“I am super-excited to be working with a group of talented and experienced industry leaders to promote best practices,” Ron added.

Ron began his career at Insight Electronics (Memec Group) working in logistics, asset management and sales. For the past 9 years he has resided in Guadalajara, Mexico, leading local Avnet teams focused on customer service, procurement, and product management. Ron holds a BS from Brigham Young University and an MPA from San Diego State University. He and his wife Michelle have three children and two grandchildren. Ron’s outside interests include Latin American cuisine and culture, travel, reading, freediving and spearfishing.

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.