Allied Electronics President Lee Davidson Steps Down, Scott McLendon Assumes Role

Allied Electronics President Lee Davidson Steps Down, Scott McLendon Assumes

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a
trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), announced today that Lee
Davidson, president of Allied Electronics, will step down, and Scott McLendon,
vice president of product management and marketing, will assume the

"My role as president of Allied Electronics has been the highlight of my
career," says Davidson. "Over the past 10 years, it has been very exciting
being at the helm while the company experienced great milestones. From sales
growth and our corporate headquarters and warehouse move to the recent
implementation of a new ERP system, working with the great people at Allied
has been a real joy."

Davidson joined Allied Electronics in 2002 as vice president of product
management and was named president in 2005. During his tenure, Allied grew
from a $180 million to a $440 million business. Davidson will assume a new
role, vice president of strategic projects, for Electrocomponents, which will
include assisting and developing global strategies for the business.

Scott McLendon joined Allied in 2007 as vice president of product management
and marketing. Since then, he has helped build a broad portfolio of products
from more than 300 suppliers.

"Lee and I have worked together for years and share a common vision for the
direction of the company," comments McLendon. "Delivering a great customer
experience, growing the company, and providing a safe and fulfilling place for
our employees to advance their careers will remain our company focus. I am
excited to assume this new position with such a great company and great

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of
electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales
offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million
parts online and more than 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog,
engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product
solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS
Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's
leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products
headquartered in Oxford, England.

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About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of
electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, RS
offers more than 550,000 products through the Internet, catalogues and at
trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a
day. Products are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers and include
electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and
mechanical components. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock
Exchange, and in the last financial year, ending March 31, 2012, reported
revenues of £1.27bn.

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