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Premier Farnell: Gert Labuschagne president of Newark

Staff writer | Chicago, Ill., USA | May 8, 2010
Gert LabuschagneMay 8, 2010, Chicago, Ill., USA - Premier Farnell announces the appointment of Gert Labuschagne to the position of president at Newark, its multi-channel electronics distributor in the Americas.
Mr. Labuschagne is based in Newark’s Chicago headquarters and is responsible for leading all of its operations within the US, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Labuschagne brings extensive experience of the global electronics industry, having spent more than 20 years in senior leadership positions in South Africa and Asia Pacific.

Mr. Labuschagne was president of Altech Distribution, South Africa’s largest distributor, and led its joint venture with US-based Arrow Electronics, successfully merging 4 complex and sizeable business units into one dynamic organization. In 1999, he moved to Australia to lead Arrow’s business there.

Mr. Labuschagne was later promoted to the role of Vice President South Asia for Arrow, working across the ASEAN countries and India in addition to Australia and New Zealand, and brings a truly international perspective to his new role.