The board of directors of Melville, NY-based Arrow Electronics, Inc. will name Michael J. Long CEO at the company's annual meeting on May 1, 2009. Long will replace William E. Mitchell, who has held the post since 2003.
An 18-year veteran of Arrow, Mr. Long has served as president, COO and a director of the company since March 2008, with responsibilities for all of the company's business operations.
Mike's commitment to driving profitable growth and talent development and his outstanding record of achievement have been critical to Arrow's strong financial and market position, Mitchell said. "His solid leadership in our global operations and success in delivering on Arrow's strategic initiatives will ensure the company will continue its leadership role in our industry, creating growth opportunities for our business partners and increasing shareholder value."