Arrow Electronics announces Sean Kerins to its Board of Directors as CEO alongside Mike Long stepping to Executive Chairman

– USA, CO –  Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced Sean Kerins as president and CEO, effective June 1, 2022, succeeding Mike Long who will become Executive Chairman of the board of directors.

Additionally, the company announced Sean Kerins will join its board of directors effective the AGM on May 11, 2022.

“Sean’s leadership and proven track record at Arrow make him the ideal executive to succeed Mike Long. Our commitment to multi-year succession planning provides continuity for our shareholders, customers, suppliers, and employees,” said Lead Independent Director, Barry Perry.

He added: “Further, we are pleased Mike will become executive chairman of the Arrow board of directors ensuring his 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.” 

About Sean Kerins

Sean Kerins, a nearly 15-year veteran of Arrow, served as COO since December 2020. Before that, he served as president of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business in 2014 and was previously president of the North American region for that business. Before joining Arrow in 2007, Kerins spent ten years at EMC in sales and professional services roles, as well as progressively senior roles at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, also serving as an industrial engineer at General Motors.

“I am honored to lead this company into the future,” said Sean Kerins. “It truly has been a privilege to work with Mike and the talented Arrow team for the past almost 15 years. I look forward to our continued focus on driving profitable growth and value creation for our shareholders, suppliers, customers, and employees.”

Sean Kerins holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 220,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2021 sales of $34 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life.

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