Victoria Fraza Kickham

Distribution Editor

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out as a general assignment reporter for several Boston-area newspapers before joining Industrial Distribution magazine, where she spent 14 years covering industrial markets. She served as ID’s managing editor from 2000 to 2010. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University.

Recent Articles

Thought Leadership

5 Questions With: Mike Smith, Hughes-Peters Inc.

Slow and steady wins the race for this regional distributor of electronic components, serving customers throughout the Midwest and Texas.
Supply Chain Technology

Electronic Components Channel Looking Toward Recovery in 2017

Manufacturing will continue its climb toward pre-recession business levels in 2017, as suppliers look for growth in wearables, medical, and industrial IoT markets.
Supply Chain Technology

5 Questions With: Peter LeSaffre and Paul Romano, Fusion Worldwide

Technology advances, industry consolidation, and other key factors create new opportunities for independent distribution, say leaders at Boston-based Fusion Worldwide.
2016 Global Purchasing Salary & Career Report: Buyers Earn Their Keep
Rankings & Research

2016 Global Purchasing Salary

Electronic components buyers count government regulations, the IoT, and outsourcing as ongoing professional challenges, and they predict a modest pay increase of 2% this year....

Most Recent Articles

Supply Chain Technology

Connected Cars Spell Opportunity for Manufacturing, Distribution

The auto market continues to drive business for supply chain companies, as rapid growth in connected-car production continues through 2020.
Supply Chain Technology

Final DFARS Rule Improves Anti-Counterfeit Efforts

The Final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, issued by the Defense Department over the summer, further clarifies procedures for sourcing electronic parts and emphasizes...
Thought Leadership

5 Questions with: Riad Nizam, Master Electronics

People investment tops this distributor’s agenda, as it implements a new talent development program in 2016.
Supply Chain Technology

Global Distribution: Mexico

Distributors focus on growth in Mexico and beyond, as automotive, lighting, technology and solar markets hold promise.
Thought Leadership

5 Questions With: Hiten Shah, MES Inc.

Managing inventory and navigating the maze of sourcing from Asia Pacific are some of the pain points this supply-chain management company eases for global manufacturers.
Supply Chain Technology

Changing Auto Landscape Creates Challenges, Opportunities

More electronic content, new competitors, and a deeper level of integration in today’s cars add up to continued prosperity in automotive markets.