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May 10, 2024


ECIA Welcomes New Manufacturers’ Council Members
Four executives join the Council to address common industry challenges.

Atlanta — ECIA is pleased to announce the following new members of the Manufacturers’ Council:

  • Russ Dzielak, Phoenix Contact
  • Dawn Manhart, Knowles
  • JN Corman, Renesas
  • Josiah Haas, Bud Industries

ECIA has three councils reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The Distributor, Manufacturer and Independent Manufacturers’ Rep Councils are made up of up to 15 members and have oversight responsibility for their specific priorities and agenda items. The council meetings are a forum for the groups to discuss their individual constituent needs and issues.  All members are invited guests to the appropriate council meetings. Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. Is currently chair of the Manufacturers’ Council.

These recently added new member will strengthen the council leadership team’s breadth of industry knowledge (semi vs passive vs electromechanical), as well as improve the diversity of the council,” noted Manufacturers Council Chair Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. “These changes will better enable the council to represent the constituents within our electronic component industry.”

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their independent 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.