EMSNOW Up Close: Don Akery, CEO Waldom Electronics

Eric learns about Waldom Electronics’ unique business model from its new CEO Don Akery. Waldom Electronics calls itself the ‘distributors’ distributor,’ which means they add value to the authorized channel by taking in excess inventory from suppliers and authorized distributors; inspecting, restocking, and making that inventory available to distributors to enable them to sell parts that may be in short supply. It’s a fascinating discussion of a set of valuable ‘behind the scenes’ inventory services that benefit the EMS industry by making fully vetted components available through the authorized distribution channel.

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