Distributor Arrow Electronics will have a new CEO as of June 1, 2022, in the person of Sean J. Kerins. He will succeed Michael J. Long who will become executive chairman of Arrow’s board of directors.
Sean J. Kerins has been with Arrow for nearly fifteen years. He had served there as COO since December 2020. He previously served as president of the distributor’s global enterprise IT solutions business since 2014. Prior to that role, he was president of the North America region for this same activity. Prior to Arrow in 2007, Sean J. Kerins spent ten years at EMC in sales and professional services roles, as well as “increasing responsibility” roles.at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. Finally, he was also an industrial engineer at General Motors. His degree course includes a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the American University of Syracuse, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, United States.
“It’s an honor for me to lead this company into the future,” he said. “It’s truly been a privilege to work with Mike and the talented team at Arrow for almost 15 years. I look forward to our continued efforts to generate profitable growth and create value for our shareholders, suppliers, customers and employees.”
Barry W. Perry, Lead Independent Director of Arrow’s Board of Directors, said, “Sean’s leadership and proven track record at Arrow makes him the ideal leader to succeed Mike Long. Our commitment to multi-year succession planning ensures continuity for our shareholders, customers, suppliers and employees. Additionally, we are pleased to have Mike become Executive Chairman of Arrow’s Board of Directors, ensuring that his decades of leadership and mentorship at Arrow and his extraordinary performance as Chairman of the Board of directors, chairman and CEO will continue to guide Arrow’s strategy for the benefit of our shareholders.”