San Diego, CA--January 25, 1997--Raab Karcher North America announced the merger of two of its subsidiary companies, west coast-based Axis Components and east coast-based Seymour Electronics. The EBV management team will integrate the two regional companies into one strategic North American distribution organization. The company is related in name and tradition to Raab Karcher-owned EBV Elektronik.
The newly formed EBV is a franchised stocking distributor in selected areas for lines including National Semiconductor, Cypress, Microchip, Kemet, Bourns, Unitrode, and others. The merger combines the Axis and Seymour sales offices covering a total of 14 geographical markets. Plans are underway to expand the new company's capabilities with the addition of new product lines and seven sales offices in 1997. Current EBV offices include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Jose. This year, expansion offices are planned for Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, Huntsville, and Raleigh.
The new president and CEO of EBV Electronics is Jim Burdick, former director of marketing for Insight Electronics. He began with Insight as the company's first field sales representative in 1985, followed by division management positions throughout southern California.
Other management changes include the addition of two executives responsible for EBV's supplier programs. Chris Szot joins EBV from Atmel where he was Director of Sales for the American Northwest. Szot will begin his role as Marketing Director in Jan. 1997, and will manage AKM, Alliance, Microchip, Xicor, and additional product lines.
Fred Scott, previously the director of marketing for Axis Components, will also join EBV as director of marketing for National Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, AMI, and QLogic. Scott is also a founding member of Insight Electronics.
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