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April 13, 2022




ECIA Welcomes Ryan Riesterer as ECIA General Counsel
Robin Gray will transition to emeritus status in 2022


ATLANTA – ECIA is pleased to announce that Ryan Riesterer has joined the organization as General Counsel. Robin Gray will be retiring from ECIA this summer.

“We are very fortunate to add Ryan to the ECIA staff,” noted ECIA CEO and President David Loftus. “Ryan is an accomplished trade association attorney with more than fifteen years’ experience, who will help ECIA and its members manage risk and stay in compliance with current and evolving laws and regulations.”

“I am very excited to join the incredible team at ECIA and continue the great work the Association has done for so many years advocating for the authorized channel,” added Riesterer. “I love the commitment to collaboration among and between ECIA’s manufacturer, distributor and manufacturers’ rep firm members and I look forward to representing the Association and advancing the interests of the members and the industry.”

Prior to joining ECIA, Ryan served as General Counsel to the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and he has built and operated a successful private law practice for more than a decade.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science from Baldwin Wallace University and his J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. Ryan and his wife Meghan live in Northeast Ohio with their four children, where they enjoy golf, travel and spending time outdoors.

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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.