William E. Mitchell

DEFINITION of 'William E. Mitchell'

A chairman and CEO of Arrow Electronics. William E. Mitchell was born in 1944 in Los Angeles, Mitchell began his career with Raychem in 1973. He then worked at Nashua (where he became president and CEO), Sequel (where he became president, chairman and CEO) and Solectron before joining Arrow in 2003 as president and CEO. He became chairman in 2006. Mitchell has also served on several boards of directors, including those of National Semiconductor, an analog power management company, and Humana, a health and supplemental benefits company.

BREAKING DOWN 'William E. Mitchell'

Arrow Electronics is headquartered in Melville, New York. It provides electronics components to industrial and commercial users in the telecommunications, information systems, automotive and transportation, medical and life sciences, industrial equipment and consumer electronics industries.



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