President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Bradford has over 30 years of experience in the electronic components industry, having led the global sales organizations for Freescale, ON Semiconductor and Entropic Communications. He also served as President and CEO of Minco Technology Labs, a Hi-Rel die processing, assembly, test and distribution company. He began his career in sales at Texas Instruments, followed by Cypress Semiconductor.
Dr. Bradford has a BSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, an MS in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an Executive Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University, having conducted research in leadership and sales analytics. He is an ICF certified executive coach and has been a mentor and catalyst for startups at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology and Design Center.
In addition to extensive international corporate leadership experience, Dr. Bradford has coached and advised senior executives and high performing teams, been an active angel investor, and a guest lecturer at various business schools. He serves as an Executive in Residence in the Center for Business and Industrial Marketing at Georgia State University and has volunteered with several nonprofit organizations, such as Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a network of 9 homes for over 3500 orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America, (past Chairman). He currently serves on the board of directors of Life Teen International, an organization focused on youth ministry, and as an advisor to The Reveye Initiative, a nonprofit supporting a primary school in Haiti.
In January 2018, the ECIA Board of Directors named Dr. Bradford the Association’s President and CEO, succeeding the retiring John Denslinger.
Role/General ResponsibilitiesPast President and Chief Executive Officer, transitioning leadership to new CEO
John Denslinger is a 40-year veteran of the electronic component industry, much of that time with Murata Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of passive components in the world. An industrial engineer by training, Mr. Denslinger has managed everything from manufacturing plants in Mexico, to sales and marketing. Prior to retiring from Murata in 2013, he was President of SyChip, LLC, Murata’s wireless solutions business, and before that, Executive Vice President of Murata’s Sales and Marketing.
Since the mid 90’s, Mr. Denslinger has also actively served on a number of different industry trade associations. He served 10 years on the EIA Board of Governors, 15 years on the board of ECA, six years on the EDS board, five years on the NEDA board, and two years on the board of the ECIA itself, much of that time occupying leadership positions on those boards of directors. Mr. Denslinger was a principal agent in the formation of the ECIA from the two associations, ECA and NEDA, and as such served as the new association’s first elected Chairperson, a position he held for five years.
Robin B. Gray, Jr
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Role/General ResponsibilitiesGovernment, Legal, Administration & Operations, Liaison with Other Associations & Coalitions
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Communications, Membership, ecianow.org Website and ECIAAuthorized.com Website
Victor Meijers has been in the Electronics industry for over 30 years. Mr. Meijers started his career at an OEM of disk drive test equipment and RAID systems. After 10 years in various operations management roles there, Mr. Meijers joined the electronic components distribution industry first with Pioneer Standard and then with Avnet EM Americas, where he last held the role of Director of Strategic Planning for the Americas. At Pioneer Standard he helped open up a sales branch in the Southwest and held a number of sales and branch management positions.
Mr. Meijers accepted the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications at ECIA in June 2013.
Mr. Meijers has both consulted and served in leadership roles at a variety of non-profits over the last 25 years. He and his wife Pam live in Woodstock, GA. They have two grown daughters who both work for non-profits in Boston area.
Vice President of Industry Statistics and Analytics
DTAM and Market Trend Reports, Statistics and Industry Data Council
Foundation Executive Director and Vice President Member Engagement
ECIA Foundation, FIRST, Hiring Our Heroes, Executive Conference Planning, Marketing Support
Debbie joined the NEDA staff in 2001 and led the association’s successful marketing effort to promote the advantages of authorized distribution. In the ensuing years she was promoted to Director of Marketing and Communications and assumed responsibility for all association marketing efforts. She was also tapped to take an active role with Education Foundation initiatives and was the program lead for Project Host and editor of the Review of the Electronic and Industrial Distribution Industries academic journal.
Debbie is Vice President Member Engagement and serves as Executive Director of the ECIA Foundation. Some key responsibilities include meetings programming and marketing, newsletter editing, FIRST® and Hiring Our Heroes liaison and strategic planning for the ECIA Foundation. Prior to joining the association Debbie had careers in advertising sales, real estate marketing and project management.
A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native (GO Steelers), Debbie has called a number of states “home”: Connecticut (UCONN grad); Florida; California (twice!); Virginia and Maryland. She and her family have lived in Georgia since 1996.
Vice President of Industry Practices
Role/General ResponsibilitiesGlobal Industry Practices Council
As the VP of Industry Practices, Don Elario is responsible for working with member companies to identify industry supply chain or business process issues that require an industry response and then help the assigned committees successfully address those issues.
His career spans 40 years in the industry. Initially he worked in manufacturing (semiconductors, military and aerospace products) and then moved to the distribution side, spending the past 30 years with Arrow moving through purchasing, production, sales, product marketing, operations, logistics and quality arenas.
Some of Don's key initiatives have been in warehouse consolidations and the development of large distribution centers; designing, building and implementing automated warehousing; developing an order quality process using “Perfect Order”; designing and leading the implementation of an enterprise global quality management system.
He has spent 20+ years on various ECIA councils and committees, and the Board of Directors and eight years on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization serving quality of life in Northern Nevada.
Don is married to Ahriah and has four children and five grandchildren. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Northeastern University and studied with Dr. Edward Deming.
Edward F. Mikoski Jr, MBA, CStd, FSES
Vice President of Standards and Technology
EIA Standards, International Standards
Ed Mikoski is Vice President of Standards and Technology at the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) www.ecianow.org . In that role, he conducts, coordinates, and administers industry technical standards development programs for a dozen national committees of the association and administers thirteen U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for ECIA. Ed represents ECIA in an array of industry leadership and governance activities. Since 2000, he has led the standards activities in several organizations, including the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). Prior to association management, Ed served more than 20 years in sales, distribution, applications engineering, marketing, and industry standards development roles within the electronics and communications industries.
Ed received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Clark University in Worcester, MA, his MBA from Averett University in Danville, VA, and is a Certified Standards Professional (CStd) and Fellow (FSES) granted by SES—The Society for Standards Professionals. A US Navy veteran, Ed served seven years as an officer and US Naval Aviator, including deployment in one of the first Navy LAMPS helicopter detachments to Vietnam.
Since 1985, Ed has participated in and held numerous committee leadership positions in trade associations and standards development organizations including Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), Electronic Components Association (ECA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), US National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and served as Chairman of the EIA Engineering Department 1992 to 1995. He is the recipient of the EIA 1993 Engineering Award of Excellence and the 2013 ANSI Meritorious Service Award.
Mr. Mikoski is a board member of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB); board member to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); Vice President, SES—The Society for Standards Professionals; board member of ECC Corporation; member of Underwriters Laboratories Follow-Up Services Council; member of the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee; Council member of the US National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); member of the USNC/IECQ conformity assessment program, and several additional ANSI programs.
Director of Administration
Role/General ResponsibilitiesAccounting and Systems Support
Donna Dilbeck is a Georgia native and joined ECIA/NEDA in August of 2000 as the Member Relations Coordinator and has served as Director of Administration since September 2016. She assumed the accounting functions as well as manages the ECIA website and back office systems. Prior to this she held the position Director of Member Communications and Systems Support.
Donna previously worked with LOMA, a trade association of Life and Health Insurance Companies, as an administrative assistant and became their membership relations coordinator for a period of seven years. Prior to joining NEDA, she was a full-time Mom and enjoyed time with her children for a few years. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. She also enjoys spending time and traveling with family and her dogs, Jeb and Lola.
Manager of Standards and Technology
EIA Standards Administration
Laura Donohoe is the Standards Administrator and Assistant US TAG Administrator. She joined ECIA in 2012 after 20 years at a leading publisher of reference and research materials. She is a graduate of William & Mary and holds an MSLS from the Catholic University of America.
Role/General ResponsibilitiesEvents Logistics
Role/General ResponsibilitiesPublic Relations