November 1, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

ECIA Announces North Star Award Recipient


It is with great pleasure that ECIA announces Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, as this year's recipient of its highest annual award, the North Star Award.

“This prestigious accolade celebrates individuals whose unwavering commitment, exceptional leadership, and tireless dedication have significantly impacted the field of electronic components and the ECIA community,” ECIA President and CEO David Loftus explained during the award ceremony at the ECIA Executive Conference held last week. “Through countless contributions over several decades, this honoree has exemplified the values of service, leadership, and collaboration. We applaud his enduring service to ECIA and our industry as a whole.”

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ECIA Announces Distinguished Service Award Recipients  

ECIA’s Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional individuals who served the industry through ECIA’s committees/councils, board, EDS and conference work.

“The following five individuals received unanimous approval from ECIA's Board of Directors for the ECIA Distinguished Service Award in 2023,” ECIA’s CEO and President David Loftus revealed at the awards ceremony in Chicago last week. “The Association could not function without leadership and participation from members, and these recipients went above and beyond expectations.”

Congratulations to Gregory PaceRobert LoganDarin GlennRussell Dzielak and Robert Derringer.

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2023 Executive Conference Concludes


The ECIA Executive Conference is a senior management level conference for the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain. The dates for the 2023 Executive Conference event were October 22-24 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

This year's conference was a huge success thanks to the many committee members, speakers and long list of sponsors. (A record-breaking year for sponsorships!)

Video recordings and summaries of the sessions are coming soon to those that attended. 

To access a file from a session at the conference, visit the session in the schedule of the ECIA Event App. Scroll down to "Materials" to find uploaded materials from the speakers.

Questions? Email [email protected].

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.

Recent reports:

Visit the stats and insights drop down menu on our website for more information.

Member of the Week

ECIA is pleased to honor AirBorn Inc. as our Member of the Week.

AirBorn is a 100% employee-owned company headquartered in Georgetown Texas, whose core business is engineering & manufacturing specialized connectors & electronic components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. 

We provide components and services to leading companies in industries including Military/Defense, Commercial Air, Medical, Industrial, and Space Exploration. Their all-inclusive “Model-to-Market®” service shepherds your product from the barest of concepts through to mass production.

AirBorn products are trusted to perform in extreme conditions, where mission-critical reliability is vital to success.  Customers trust AirBorn products and have for more than 60 years.

Contact Info:

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