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May 2, 2022
Arrow Electronics has named Sean Kerins president and CEO. Effective June 1, he will succeed Michael Long, who will become executive chairman of the Arrow board of directors. Additionally, Kerins will join the board after the annual meeting of shareholders on May 11.
Kerins has been chief operating officer at Arrow for a year-and-a-half. He’s a 15-year veteran of the company, also the former president of global enterprise computing solutions for the company. He was previously president of the North American region for that business. Before joining Arrow in 2007, Kerins spent a decade at EMC in sales and professional services roles. Before that he held senior roles at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and was an industrial engineer at General Motors.
Arrow Electronics’ Sean Kerins
“I am honored to lead this company into the future,” Kerins said. “It truly has been a privilege to work with Mike and the talented Arrow team for 15 years. I look forward to our continued focus on driving profitable growth and value creation for our shareholders, suppliers, customers and employees.”
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Barry Perry is lead independent director of the Arrow board of directors. He said Kerins’ leadership and proven track record make him the ideal executive to succeed Long. Perry said Long’s extensive experience will make him an asset to the board as executive chairman.
“This ensures Long’s decades-long leadership and mentorship at Arrow and extraordinary performance as chairman, president and CEO continue to inform Arrow’s strategy for the benefit of our shareholders,” Perry said.
Long added: “It has been an honor to work with the exceptional team at Arrow over the course of my career. Talent and succession management are central to our strategy. After a thoughtful and multiyear succession process, I am delighted Sean has been named president and CEO. I am confident in his leadership to guide Arrow into the future, and I look forward to continuing to serve on the Arrow board of directors.”
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Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.
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