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ECIA to host Toronto networking meeting

Digi-Key’s Mark Larson among keynote speakers


Everyone and anyone involved in the electronics components industry is invited to attend a meeting and networking opportunity hosted by the (ECIA) in Toronto this month.

As part of the 2015 ECIA Regional Series, the meeting will be held on September 29, between 4pm – 7:30pm at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel at 801 Dixon Road, Toronto.

The evening’s format includes a hosted social hour, industry presentations and dinner. The Toronto event will feature a special presentation from Mark Larson, vice-chairman of global component distributor Digi-Key Electronics. Larson is an industry visionary known for his business acumen and wit.

Mark Larson

Mark Larson

Mark Larson led Digi-Key Electronics for almost 40 years and now holds the title of Vice Chairman. An visionary known for his business acumen and wit, Mark will share his unique view of the industry, the internet, the market and the challenges ahead. Digi-Key Electronics is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers.

“Anyone involved in the electronic components industry is encouraged to bring their co-workers, customers and principals,” event co-coordinator Bill Ford of Tech Trek. “This event provides an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, discuss the latest market trends and discover how ECIA members optimize today’s electronic component supply chain.”

Other keynote speakers include: 

Keith Lapinski

Keith Lapinski

Keith Lapinski is a 20 year electronics and supply chain industry veteran of Jabil Circuit, a leading $16B global product solutions company operating in 90 plants across 24 countries. At Jabil he has worked in various roles including; Operations, Design, and Commodity Management. As the Sr. Director of Commodity Management for the Nypro Healthcare Supply division, he leads the effort to deliver the lowest landed cost solutions for Jabil’s customers.

Tom Galligani

Tom Galligani

Tom Galligani is vice-president, global supply chain solutions for Future Electronics, a leader in the electronic components distribution industry and recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry. Tom is responsible for leading Future’s supply chain strategies and solutions. He brings over 30 years of distribution, operations, hi-tech industry and military procurement and business experience to this position.

Sponsors of the regional series include Avnet, Digi-Key Electronics, TTI, Mouser and Sager. The cost to attend the event is USD$50 per person. To register online for the event, go to http://www.ecianow.org/connection-points/ecia-regional-series

For further information contact Debbie Conyers at dconyers@ecianow.org (679-393-9990).