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RS Components appoints Chris Poullaos as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand

RS continues to provide innovative products and best-in-class customer services

New Zealand, 1 November 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has appointed Chris Poullaos as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. The appointment supports the company’s ongoing commitment to become first choice for its customers and suppliers by delivering a one-stop solution, powered by technology, innovation and data-led insight that fulfils the needs of engineers and procurement officers in the industrial and electronics sectors.

Based in Sydney, Chris will focus on driving growth and expanding the RS Australia and New Zealand business. With an aim to provide best-in-class customer services, he will concentrate on reinforcing the company’s promise to provide a broad range of industrial and electronic products, high stock availability, together with extensive sector-specific knowledge and technical expertise. Chris will lead the local team to continue to improve the customer experience, develop new channels to market, drive customer expansion and implement supplier and brand promotion activities.

“Chris brings a valuable mix of industry knowledge from across multiple sectors such as information technology, industrial product, food processing, facility and office supply management with a proven track record of success in enhancing business performance. Building on the solid foundation of the Australia and New Zealand markets, Chris will play a key role in driving growth as we continue to adapt to the needs of our customer base in the markets,” commented Frank Lee, Regional Vice President APAC at RS.

Prior to joining RS, Chris was General Manager of the Food Processor Supplies business unit of Bunzl Australasia. He also held senior sales management and director roles with Educations Works Australia, Electus Distribution (Jaycar Electronics) and Corporate Express Australia.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

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