Heard in the Channel: Allied makes two executive appointments

April 16, 2013
VPs Frank Cantwell and Dan Stewart promoted to Allied’s executive management team; plus news from Avnet, Powertech Controls, TTI and more

Allied Electronics named two new vice presidents to its executive management team effective April 1. The appointments were in conjunction with the new leadership change at Allied; earlier this year,  Scott McLendon, former vice president of product marketing, took over as company president, replacing longtime president Lee Davidson.

The new vice president of product management Frank Cantwell and vice president of marketing Dan Stewart were promoted to Allied’s executive management team.

Cantwell began his career at Allied as a product manager in 2000 and was quickly promoted to product marketing manager in 2001, where he served until he was promoted to product director in 2006. In his tenure as product director, his teams have grown their portfolios from $120 million to more than $270 million. As vice president of product management, he will be responsible for both the product management and content teams. 

Stewart began his career at Allied in 2004 in the e-commerce department. He was promoted to director of e-commerce in 2007. Under Stewart’s leadership, the company’s online business has grown from $12 million to more than $150 million. As vice president of marketing, Dan will be responsible for both the e-commerce and marketing teams.

“I’m excited about Frank and Dan joining Allied’s Executive Management Team,” says McLendon. “They have great track records and bring with them skill sets that will help Allied continue to deliver great customer experiences.”

In other industry news:

  • Avnet Inc. was recognized with two key honors from the Uptime Institute, an independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services organization for the global Digital Infrastructure™ industry. Avnet received the 2013 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award in the IT Retrofit category and was also named a finalist in the Green Digital Infrastructure category. The GEIT Awards showcase organizations that are pioneering projects and innovations that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT.
  • In other news, Avnet’s Electronics Marketing division announced that sales of the commercial version of its ZedBoard, a community-oriented development kit for the Xilinx, Inc. Zynq 7000 All Programmable SOC approached the 2,500 mark in early April.
  • New York-based distributor Powertech Controls announced it has achieved both the ISO 9001 and AS9120 quality certifications.
  • Sister companies TTI, Inc. and Mouser Electronics have established a new scholarship in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering. The scholarship will help support students enrolled in the university’s Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering who demonstrate academic achievement beyond the classroom.
  • TTI also announced that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary with capacitor manufacturer CDE.
  • Premier Farnell’s embedded systems business Embest announced the launch of its new global Web site, www.embest-tech.com. The site has been enhanced with a fresh new look, easy navigation and an easy-to-use online store.


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About the Author

Victoria Fraza Kickham | Distribution Editor

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and GlobalPurchasing.com, 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.

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