BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2016) - GTDC SUMMIT N.A. -- The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) today announced that it has appointed Michael Long, chairman, president and CEO of Arrow Electronics, Inc., as the organization's new chairman. Long succeeds SYNNEX president and CEO Kevin Murai, whose two-year term ends this month. Long was voted in at the GTDC's annual Board Meeting and Summit North America conference, Sept. 7-8, in Burlingame, Calif.
Long was named Arrow's CEO in May 2009, having previously served as president and COO at the Centennial, Colo.-based company. He joined Arrow in 1991 when Arrow acquired Schweber Electronics, where he had held several leadership roles dating back to 1983. Long also was serving as co-chairman of the GTDC, helping to drive the organization's strategy and governance, duties that will increase in his role as chairman for the next two years.
"Mike has been a tremendous help to the GTDC and an influential leader in the distribution industry for three decades," commented Tim Curran, CEO of the GTDC. "His strong business and channel knowledge will be invaluable as the GTDC advances awareness of the expanding value of technology distributors in the digital era."
About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $135 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data (WSE: ABC), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia (SES: MI), D&H Distributing, ELKO Group, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE: LOG), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tarsus, Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.