Newark names new president

newarklabuschagneChicago, Ill. — Premier Farnell has announced the hire of Gert Labuschagne to the position of president at Newark. Labuschagne will be responsible for leading all of Newark’s operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Labuschagne was president of Altech Distribution, South Africa’s largest distributor, and led its joint venture with U.S.-based Arrow Electronics, successfully merging four complex and sizeable business units into one organization. He brings an international perspective to his new role, having worked for Arrow Electronics in several executive positions, covering ASEAN countries, India, Australia and New Zealand.