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RS Components appoints Pete Malpas as new Regional Managing Director, Northern Europe

Customer focus and new technology to drive growth across the region

London, UK, 5 November 2018:

RS Components (RS) the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has appointed Pete Malpas to the role of Regional Managing Director, Northern Europe. Pete will report to Mike England, who is now President EMEA at RS.

Pete will define and implement the strategic direction and growth strategy for the region. His aim is to grow business by further improving customer satisfaction and sales effectiveness. He will create value for customers and suppliers through technological innovation and enhanced services.

Pete joined RS in 2016 as Director of Sales & Customer Service for Northern Europe. A mechanical design engineer, Pete has almost two decades of commercial experience gained in a variety of senior sales and leadership positions. Prior to RS, Pete held senior roles at Brammer Plc, Festo and IMO Precision Controls.

Commenting upon his appointment, Pete said: “I’m looking forward to continuing the great work that RS has accomplished over the last few years under the leadership of Mike England. We will continue to focus on driving value for our customers, by satisfying their needs and purchasing habits, and making it easy for them to do business with us. We will continue to be a disruptive force in this ever-evolving industry, introducing new technologies and innovative solutions.

“I am proud of our education programme to improve young people’s understanding of engineering and to encourage them to enter the profession. Our Titan II innovation truck showcases numerous technologies and gives students the chance to interact with them, learning how engineers use them in industry. Our partnership with STEM Learning has prompted our people to commit their time to support youngsters in their education. I intend to keep these efforts at the forefront of the organisation to ensure we continue to inspire and nurture the engineers of tomorrow,” he added.

Mike England, President EMEA at RS, said: “Since joining RS two years ago, Pete has used his extensive industry experience in commercial and operational roles to drive high performance and transformational change, earning him much respect among his peer group and colleagues across the business.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time leading the Northern European team in the UK, Scandinavia and Ireland, and I am confident Pete is the right man to take the reins and continue to move the business forward. I wish him every success in this role.”


About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

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