LONDON Abacus Group has promoted Alan Jermyn to the newly created role of general manager, Abacus ECD (Electronic Component Distribution) U.K., reporting to Graham McBeth, managing director of Abacus Group.
Felix Corbett has also been appointed marketing director for interconnect and electromechanical products alongside his existing responsibilities for passives.
As general manager, Alan Jermyn will take overall responsibility in the U.K. for the Abacus, Micromark and Abacus Deltron companies. “We continue to focus strongly on growing both our sales revenue and gross profit margins whilst looking to make our business processes more effective. Alan can add real value to our U.K. business in this area and we wish him every success in his new role,” said McBeth.
Jermyn was previously managing director of Abacus Group’s Micromark and Abacus Deltron U.K. component distribution businesses as well as general manager of the Group’s own-brand businesses – Dubilier and Eledis. He joined the Group in 2000 with the acquisition of passives distributor C&CD, where he was joint managing director. On the merger of Micromark with C&CD he was appointed marketing director.
Corbett joined Abacus from Panasonic in 2005, where he spent five years as Northern European distribution manager for passive components.