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Cameron Ward  - Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance). Fort Worth, TX, US

Cameron Ward Cameron Ward

Innovation Leadership Council, CATAAlliance // Senior Vice President, Global Electronics | Allied Electronics and lead executive for RS Components North America

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Passionate about the unique opportunity global distributors and the supply chain have to enable innovation

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Biography

Cameron Ward is the Senior Vice President of Global Electronics for Allied Electronics and lead executive for global electronics distributor RS Components. He has more than 25 years of international experience in the electronics industry – including postings to the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore – focused on supply chain and distribution.

Throughout his career, Cameron has been a corporate entrepreneur and change agent, helping organizations anticipate and capitalize on disruption, changes in market dynamics and technology evolution. He is passionate about the unique opportunity global distributors and the supply chain have to enable innovation, sustainability and growth for customers in a wide range of industries.

Before joining Allied Electronics / RS Components, Cameron was the Vice President of Global Procurement & Supply Chain at Flextronics and held global leadership positions at Premier Farnell, Arrow, E2Open and Future Electronics. He also serves as a board director and advisor to several technology companies.

Prior to his career in business, he served for 10 years as an Armoured Corps officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and is graduate of Champlain College.

Industry Expertise (4)

Logistics and Supply Chain

Corporate Leadership

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Advertising/Marketing

Areas of Expertise (6)

Sustainability

Technology Evolution

Entrepreneurship

Supply Chain Sourcing

Market Dynamics

Supply Chain

Education (1)

Champlain College: A.A., Political Science and Government

Affiliations (1)

  • RS Components : Senior Vice President, Global Electronics

Selected Media Appearances (3)

Distributors are optimistic about future growth in North American

Electronics Sourcing  online

2020-01-28

Many electronics distributors expect to post single-digit sales growth over the next five years as more electronics are used in more systems and products. It’s no secret that over the past 15 years, many North American electronics distributors have gone global expanding operations to Europe and Asia to service customers that have migrated manufacturing outside of North America.
Distributors have also expanded global operations to service European and Asian-based OEMs and electronics manufacturing services providers that they had not done business with before. As a result of global expansion, the percentage of total sales of North American distributors customers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada has declined.

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RS Components Launches Professional Upgrade to Free Online PCB Design Tool in North America

RS Components  

2019-10-28

“With the addition of DesignSpark PCB Pro, RS Components is excited to add yet another cost-effective, easy-to-use professional tool to the resources available through our 850,000 member-strong DesignSpark online engineering community,” said Cameron Ward, senior vice president of RS Components. “We remain committed to finding new ways to enable and partner with electronics designers, engineers and buyers across the entire product lifecycle.”...

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RS Components Launches Rs Platform Across the Americas to Enable Easier Design-in Process for Engineers

Electronic Engineering Journal  

2019-06-04

“The launch of our americas.rsdelivers.com (https://americas.rsdelivers.com/) platform clearly shows our commitment to engineers across the Americas, seamlessly bringing together the design tools and products resources of DesignSpark and RS,” said Cameron Ward, Senior Vice President Global Electronics at RS. “The new site delivers a special focus on providing tools, knowhow and an extensive selection of small design packs, enabling engineers to learn, design and purchase from a single place.”...

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