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February 6, 2024


ECIA Announces Leadership Change for Manufacturers Rep Council
Alan Ahern Passes the Torch to Adam Grigor


Atlanta — ECIA welcomes Adam Grigor, Tech-Trek Ltd as the new chairman of the Independent Manufacturers Rep council. Adam will take the seat held by Alan Ahern since 2018.

“It has been a privilege to have served as the Independent Manufacturers Rep Council Chair and a Board member since 2018,” commented Alan Ahern, Crowley Associates. “During my time, I was honored to be part of this dynamic Council and the Board. We faced many challenges in the selling process through the shifts in the electronic component industry during the past five years. The ECIA is more vital now than ever, thanks to its foresight and leadership through the difficult times. I am delighted that Adam Grigor has taken the lead of the Council. I look forward to working with Adam as the Council Chair and the other Council members, producing valuable tools to help members improve business performance.”

“The Council completed a number of important projects under Alan Ahern’s leadership,” added ECIA CEO and President David Loftus. “They published a series of best practices documents, worked on the research study on the Value of Distribution with Texas A&M University, participated in the automated data exchange initiative and much more. The industry faced many challenges during the pandemic, and we were very fortunate to have Alan on the Board through those challenging times. We are very grateful for Alan’s service to the industry. We welcome Adam as the Council Chair, and we are looking forward to his leadership within ECIA.”

"I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as chairman of the ECIA Independent Manufacturer Rep Council and board member," Adam Grigor of Tech-Trek said. "It is with great enthusiasm and a strong sense of commitment that I accept this role. I am excited to work alongside my fellow rep council members and collaborate with fellow board members. I would like to thank Alan Ahern for his leadership over the past five years and am excited to continue the many initiatives he has led."

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.