Arrow Electronics names Sean J. Kerins chief operating officer

Monday December 28, 2020 0 comments Tags: Centennial, Arrow Electronics, Sean Kerins, Michael J. Long

CENTENNIAL -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced Sean J. Kerins is the company’s new chief operating officer. He will continue to report to Michael J. Long, chairman, president and CEO.Arrow_logoUSE 

Previously, Kerins served as president of Arrow’s global enterprise computing solutions business since 2014. Prior to that, he was president of the North American region for the enterprise computing solutions business since 2010 and was vice president of storage and networking since 2007.

Prior to joining Arrow, Kerins spent 10 years at EMC in sales, marketing, and professional service roles around the world. Earlier in his career, he held progressively senior roles at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, and served as an industrial engineer with General Motors.

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.

“Sean’s leadership and proven track record at Arrow make him the ideal executive to advance innovation across our global sales, marketing, and operations,” said  Long.

“Our commitment to succession planning provides continuity and certainty to our customers and suppliers.”

Kristin D. Russell succeeds Kerins as president of global enterprise computing solutions. Russell previously served as president of Arrow’s global services business since 2016.

Prior to joining Arrow, Russell spent two years as managing director for public and private sectors at Deloitte Consulting and, from 2011 to 2014, served as secretary of technology and chief information officer for the State of Colorado. Earlier in her career, she held progressively senior roles at Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Russell holds a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado.

“Kristin’s leadership and extensive industry experience will serve the company well as she succeeds Sean in leading our global enterprise computing solutions business,” Long said.

Russell and David A. West, president, global components, will report to Kerins.