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RS Components appoints Kurt Colehower to head its RS-branded products worldwide

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has appointed Kurt Colehower as President RS Private Label. In this new role, Kurt will be responsible for developing a strategy to grow the RS-branded product range around the world. This will include expanding the size and reach of the portfolio to further the benefits it offers to both customers and suppliers.

The RS-branded range comprises over 38,000 professional-quality products at an affordable price. Covering a broad selection of both industrial products and electronic components, the range provides exceptional value for customers. Kurt’s appointment demonstrates RS’ commitment to providing choice across its product range, and offers another opportunity for the company to work more closely with its suppliers.

Kurt has extensive experience in developing and executing growth strategies and driving operational excellence in manufacturing and distribution in the industrial and technology sectors. Previously, Kurt was President of the Americas Components Group of Arrow Electronics, where he led the Americas region of Arrow’s Global Components business. He also held senior positions at Solectron Corporation.

Kurt holds an MA from Stanford University and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Kurt commented: “There is a significant opportunity to grow the RS-branded product range around the world and extend the benefits that it offers to both our customers, suppliers and to the overall business. RS has been selling its own high-quality products at a fair price for 78 years and we want to continue that legacy and create a truly global range. I’m excited to be joining such a world-leading organisation.”

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