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December 5, 2023


ECIA Announces 2024 Executive Conference Chair and Co-Chair
Ken Bellero, Schaffner EMC and Maryellen Stack, Sager Electronics will guide next year’s planning committee.

Atlanta — Coming off a very successful 2023 Executive Conference, themed ‘Making Waves, the Power of You,’ ECIA is pleased to announce the leadership team for the 2024 Executive Conference. The event is scheduled to take place October 20-22, 2024, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

“It is an honor and a real privilege for me to be the ECIA Executive Conference Chair for 2024,” said Ken Bellero, President of Schaffner EMC, Inc. “I am especially excited to be working with Maryellen Stack from Sager Electronics, a longtime friend and colleague."

"As the pulse of innovation in the electronics industry quickens, I believe this conference serves as the junction where electronic industry executives, cutting-edge technologies, and limitless possibilities meet,” Ken continued. “I think together, we can illuminate the path forward, strengthen connections and ignite the future of electronics. ‘Making Waves: The Power of You’ was only the beginning… Maryellen and I will take the conference to new heights and provide the industry with another memorable and top-notch event. I look forward to seeing everyone again in October 2024!”

“Under the leadership of Tobi Cornell and Ken Bellero, the 2023 Executive Conference Committee challenged itself to consider not only a fresh direction for this year’s conference, but also a new foundation for future events,” continued Maryellen Stack, Director of Marketing Communications, Sager Electronics. “The introduction of speaker and sponsorship sub-committees allowed for more voices, new ideas and expanded opportunities to address those topics most on the minds of our industry executives. Considering the energy emanating from this year’s conference, the Committee was successful in its endeavors. As the 2024 Executive Conference Chair, Ken is the right leader to continue this sea change, and it is with great pleasure I will work alongside him to provide attendees with topics, speakers, and content of the highest caliber,” she concluded.

The 2024 Executive Conference Planning Committees are still being finalized. Sponsorship opportunities will open to the public soon. For more information about the conference visit the conference webpage or contact Stephanie Tierney, Director of Marketing and Member Engagement for ECIA at [email protected]

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.