Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Marianne Culver as president of its subsidiary RS Components. She will join the business immediately as a member of the executive management team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth.
As president, Culver will be responsible for driving profitable growth across the regions, developing the RS brand and delivering an improved experience for electronics and industrial customers.
Culver has 25 years’ experience as a senior international executive with a track record of delivering strong business performance and leading global business transformation, supplier/product marketing, multi-channel and M&A. She has worked in four continents in online and offline customer-facing environments.
Before joining Electrocomponents, Culver was UK MD at TNT, the B2B express carrier, where she played a leading role in the company’s UK turnaround and transformation. Prior to TNT, she spent 10 years at Premier Farnell plc, latterly as Executive Director of Transformation and Supply Chain/Supplier Management. Culver is a Board member of the British Quality Foundation and was a member of the Board of Directors of Rexel SA until her appointment to Electrocomponents.
Lindsley Ruth stated: “I am thrilled to welcome Marianne to the team. Her wealth of global distribution experience means she is extremely well positioned to take RS forward. Her energy, commitment and strong customer focus will be invaluable to our organisation as we progress on our journey to deliver best-in-class results for suppliers, customers and shareholders.”
Commenting on her appointment, Culver said: “I am delighted to be joining Electrocomponents at this exciting time. RS is a strong brand with great recognition in the industry. I am excited by the opportunity that we have to put the customer back at the heart of this business and drive faster growth and an improved performance.”