February 9, ECIA Newsletter


Executive Conference News

2022 ECIA Executive Conference Open for Registration and Sponsorship

The ECIA Executive Conference is a senior management level conference for the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain. 

The ECIA Executive Conference will take place Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois. Be sure to register today or become a sponsor. Contact Stephanie Tierney at [email protected] with questions. 

ECIA Names Tobi Cornell Co-Chair of 2022 Executive Conference Committee

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.

Read the full press release.

February Webinars

Winning the War for Talent - Part 1
Wednesday, February 16 | 3:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

ECIA has partnered with the AEA (Association Education Alliance) to bring you this webinar series. This six-part webinar series will deliver key insights designed to help business leaders and decision makers elevate their talent-focused activities. Remember to choose ECIA in the drop down registration!

How to Engage Young Engineers: Survey Results & Actionable Insights
Wednesday, February 23 | Noon Eastern | Register Today

Join Geoffrey Forman, VP Marketing at Lectrix, as he discusses how to turn the results of the “Lectrix 2022 Trends in Engineering Content” survey into advantages for your business. From case studies and white papers to Discourse and YouTube, Geoff explores the types of content and channels most preferred by young engineers, and how you can quickly integrate them into your marketing strategy for 2022.

ECIA Research and Analysis

ECIA offers its members insight into the industry and a variety of market trends information. Members can log into the website and visit the Stats & Insights page to access an increasing number of statistical reports. Some are available to the public, some to members and others are only accessible to those who participate in the survey.

New Reports Available:

  • North American Sales & Bookings of Inductors – Q4 2021
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 5

Visit the stats and insights page for information on these reports.

Be sure to complete the February Monthly Survey by February 15th. Also, click here to complete the Quarterly (Q1 2022) survey by February 22nd.

Visit TrustedParts.com 

TrustedParts.com was created as a free service to purchasing professionals, design engineers and anyone in need of electronic components information from franchised distributors. Membership in ECIA is not required to participate on the site. 

To learn more about how to list your inventory, our Terms of Use, and other information related to participating on TrustedParts.com, please visit: Participating Distributors. 

EDS 2022 Registration is Open!

Registration for EDS 2022 is open! If you have not already registered, please do so today to be included in important communications about the event.

Reps and Distributors: Online registration is available only to reps and distributors who have attended EDS before. A password was sent in January and you can use it to access the EDS 2022 registration login page – please contact [email protected] if you did not receive it.

Manufacturers: An email was sent out in January to manufacturers who have previously attended EDS with information about securing space at EDS 2022. Please be reminded that Manufacturers must purchase space at EDS or register as Affiliates.

Remember to whitelist [email protected] in order to receive updated EDS information. We look forward to seeing our ECIA members in person!


Member of the Week 

We are pleased to announce Hughes-Peters as our Member of the Week!

Hughes-Peters, is a multi-regional distributor of Sensing, Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical products that include sensors, fans, switches, power supplies, and more. The company has 12 office locations in the USA with two distribution centers that include Value-Add services to support their customer partners. The company’s focus is on high service levels and relationships.

Recently, Hughes-Peters celebrated their 100th year and announced to their employees that they are now part-owners of the company, entering into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) on December 3, 2021. "We did not get to where we are today without a long list of dedicated and loyal employees, some that are no longer with us. Selling the company outright was not an option" said Mike Okel, President of Hughes-Peters. "We’ve had a year of celebration for our company’s 100th year in business and there is no better way to cap it off."

The Hughes-Peters team has been active within ECIA for many years volunteering on committees including the Global Industry Practices Committee. They are also a founding donor for the PACE training initiative program.

ECIA thanks Jeff Sam, Mike Smith and the entire Hughes-Peters team for the continued support. 


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