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February 4, 2022



ECIA Names Tobi Cornell Co-Chair of 2022 Executive Conference Committee
Conference Will Resume in Rosemont after Two Year Break Due to Covid

ATLANTA – ECIA is pleased to announce that Tobi J. Cornell, VP Distribution ~ Outside Sales DFW, Kruvand Associates, Inc. has accepted the role of co-chair for the 2022 Executive Conference. Tobi is very active in the ECIA. She serves on the Design Registration Committee within the Global Industry Practices Committee, and she has been on the Executive Conference Planning Committee for the past two years.

“I am so excited and honored to serve as Co-chair for the ECIA 2022 Executive Conference in October alongside Conference Chair, Robert Derringer. I’ve been part of the planning committee for the Conference these past two years as we have been challenged to meet in person due to the pandemic, so to participate as Co-chair for the 2022 conference event is such a thrill for me. I can’t wait to see everyone in Chicago in October…we have so much to discuss, learn, and share with each other. Being able to do this face-to-face with the members of our industry will be the very best part!”

“For two years, Tobi and the rest of the Executive Committee, have met faithfully to plan the theme and content of this event,” commented ECIA Sr. Vice President Victor Meijers. “They have spent hours identifying speakers, watching speaker YouTube videos, and so forth – only to have the event cancelled. Twice. We are very grateful that Tobi has remained enthusiastic for this important industry event, and - fingers crossed, third time’s the charm - this will be the year for an in-person event in Chicago.”

"Tobi brings experience, creativity and a great deal of support to ECIA and the entire committee," added Stephanie Tierney, ECIA Director of Marketing Communications and Member Engagement. "We are so grateful that Tobi is returning on the committee and will help lead us in decision making as we plan for an in-person conference."

The ECIA Executive Conference will take place Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois. Watch for more information in coming weeks.

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.