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July 11, 2022



Mike Slater Joins ECIA Distributors’ Council
Mike is VP of Global Business Development at Digi-Key

Atlanta— ECIA is pleased to announce that Mike Slater has joined the ECIA Distributors’ Council. This group is one of three ECIA constituent councils that along with the Distributor and Manufacturers’ Representative Councils provides oversight responsibility for that group’s specific priorities and agenda items. 

Mike Slater is Vice President of Global Business Development at Digi-Key. He currently oversees the company’s worldwide customer and supplier development strategy. He brings more than 25 years of sales, management and business experience to the Distributors’ Council. Prior to joining Digi-Key, he served as the president of E-Switch Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s global sales across North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Slater also previously served as a general manager at Arrow Electronics, where he built, managed and developed effective sales teams.

“It is an honor to join the Distributor Council with ECIA. Having spent the majority of my career in distribution, I look forward to working with and contributing to the success and long-term value the Association brings to the electronics community.”

“Mike will be an excellent addition to the Distributor Council,” commented David Loftus, President and CEO of ECIA. “His experience building teams will be invaluable as we accomplish our mission to strengthen and improve the efficiencies of the electronic components supply chain.”

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.