RS Components appoints Athena Wang as Country Manager for China and Hong Kong

RS is well-positioned to drive growth in the APAC region

HONG KONG, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Athena Wang as Country Manager for China and Hong Kong. The appointment supports the company’s ongoing strategy to be the one-stop shop for industrial parts and electronic components serving the needs of engineers and buyers in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Based in Shanghai, Athena will lead the strategic development of the RS mainland China and Hong Kong business, one of the most important markets for growth in the APAC region. Her focus is to reinforce the company’s value proposition to better serve the industry by providing ease of service, reliability in delivery, breadth of product range in both the industrial and electronics categories, and sector-specific knowledge and technical expertise. She will lead the local teams to fuel growth by expanding the customer base, gaining market share, driving supplier programmes, developing new channels to market, and promoting RS as the leading high-service distributor offering the latest technology and product innovations.

“Athena comes from a diverse business and cultural background and has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience from the electronics/semiconductor industry, non-profit organisations and startups. Riding on the strategic transformation in China’s verticals, Athena’s expertise will lead the RS mainland China and Hong Kong business as we continue to deliver the latest technological innovations and the best-in-class customer experience to the industry,” commented Jürgen Lampert, Vice President APAC, RS Components.

Prior to joining RS, Athena held various leadership roles in the electronics industry with Arrow Asia Pacific, National Semiconductors, Premier Farnell and Future Electronics.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of GBP1.51bn.

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