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August 30, 2022



ECIA 2022 Executive Conference Supply Chain Speaker Highlighted 
Lynn Torrel, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flex, will headline the session 

Atlanta — ECIA is pleased to announce Lynn Torrel will present ‘Building Resilient Supply Chains’ at the 2022 Executive Conference to take place October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare. The past 2+ years have been a perfect storm for supply chains that began before the pandemic with trade and tariff wars. Current supply chains were built around low costs and efficiencies, with OEMs operating with significant flexibility by all parties in the ecosystem. This system works well in stable, near-ideal scenarios. Unfortunately, over the past few years, we've learned that such business processes and agreements drastically reduce resiliency during significant supply disruptions. With less-than-ideal conditions, the modern supply chain quickly breaks down.  
Lynn Torrel is Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flex, a global diversified manufacturer that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to numerous industries and end markets.  
In her role at Flex, Torrel is responsible for direct and indirect materials, transportation and logistics, business operations, materials management and strategic supply chain management. Her presentation, ‘Building Resilient Supply Chains,’ will examine traditional supply chain best practices and offer which should stay and which can be cast aside to move the industry forward. 
“Lynn Torrel is a very familiar face at the Executive Conference, having been very active with ECIA when she held an executive position at Avnet,” noted ECIA President and CEO David Loftus. “We are thrilled that she agreed to share her insights from the customer side of the component industry, and I look forward to hearing her thoughts on this extremely timely topic.” 

The schedule has been posted and the latest information on the conference is available now. Early Bird Registration discounts will expire soon. 
The Executive Conference runs October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare. 

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.