DAILY NEWS Feb 5, 2013 9:36 AM - 0 comments

ECIA launches Canadian chapter

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Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), Atlanta GA, a national trade association for manufacturers of electronic components and their authorized distributors and designated representatives, has officially launched a chapter in Canada.

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“We are very excited to launch this first chapter in the Toronto area,” says ECIA's Chief Operating Officer Robin Gray, Jr. “There's been great interest in establishing a local chapter and we are pleased to move forward with this opportunity to expand our chapter offerings. ECIA has successfully launched two other chapters in the past year and our members tell us these local meetings are a more personal way to get involved with the association.”

The guest speaker at the inaugural Canadian meeting held yesterday in Toronto was Mouser Electronics president and CEO Glenn Smith. Smith shared his insight and expertise on the design chain and the value of online marketing to the engineering community.

“We appreciate the efforts of William Ford, Tech-Trek Ltd., for helping us organize this initial meeting,” Gray adds.

ECIA meetings provide members with an opportunity to network with industry peers in your area and learn more about the associations various programs, industry reports and events. The chapter plans to meet regularly to network, address local industry issues and review association progress on a variety of initiatives. For more information on the benefits of membership, visit ECIA’s website at www.eciaonline.org.

The ECIA was formed in 2011 by uniting the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). ECIA members are involved in the development of industry guidelines, EIA technical standards and unique component market statistics reports. The association is an advocate for the authorized sale of electronic components and operates an exclusive inventory search site for authorized product. ECIA unites all segments of the electronic components industry in these efforts: manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives.

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