February 7, 2024, ECIA Newsletter 

ECIA Announces Leadership Change for Manufacturers Rep Council

Alan Ahern Passes the Torch to Adam Grigor 

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.”

Read the full press release.

EDS 2024 Updates

Check out the video to see why Resorts World is a great fit for EDS 2024!

Registration for distributors and reps not renting space at EDS 2024 (Attendees) will open in the next week! Please whitelist [email protected] to make sure that you are receiving important communications into your Inbox.

Attendee registration is for those individuals whose companies have not rented an Executive Meeting Room or Hotel Meeting Suite. Staff of companies with space at EDS should register through their company contact. ECIA and ERA Reps and Distributors attend EDS free of charge as part of their annual membership. Membership is subject to verification and must be up-to-date at the time of registration.

As a reminder, EDS 2024 will take place at Resorts World Las Vegas from May 21-24. The link to book sleeping rooms at the special EDS rate will be included in your registration confirmation. This rate is only available to EDS 2024 registrants.

"Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeit Components" in Procurement Pro, Issue 1

As electronic functionality and Internet connectivity reaches every aspect of human activity, the consequences of counterfeit and unauthorized components in the electronics manufacturing supply chain have become much more serious.

Learn more about the costs and consequences of unauthorized components in an article with ECIA's Victor Meijers.

Read more on page 14.

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 announce Victory Sales as our Member of the Week.

Victory Sales is a manufacturers' representative in the Midwest responsible for 15 states and 11 market cities. Their professional staff take great pride in accelerating sales for their world-class technology partners. 
Congratulations to Victory Sales!

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009