THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the appointment of Stefan Wihlgaard, Regional Sales Director for the Nordic and Baltic regions. With over two decades of high-level industry experience, Wihlgaard brings valuable regional knowledge and a fresh perspective to Digi-Key’s international sales team.
“As Digi-Key has expanded its presence in EMEA, appointing a sales director in the Nordic and Baltic regions was the next logical step in facilitating further overall growth in the region,” said Kris Haggstrom, Vice President, Strategic Customer Development, EMEA and Asia Pacific, at Digi-Key. “Recruiting individuals such as Stefan with extensive experience building and maintaining solid supplier and customer relationships is paramount in continuing our global outreach. We are excited to welcome Stefan to the Digi-Key team.”
Wihlgaard will work exclusively with customers in the Baltic and Nordic Regions, leading business development initiatives around the company’s “Prototype-to-Production®” model, supporting the needs of the engineer from product design to high-mix, low-volume production orders. Additionally, he will educate potential customers about the benefits of Digi-Key’s hybrid business model, providing a local-language contact and extending the same high level of customer services enjoyed by current Digi-Key customers.
“I am excited about the potential for growth within the region,” said Wihlgaard. “The area is an untapped resource, and I feel that, with a bit of work on our part, Digi-Key can continue to expand and gain market share as a part of our larger global expansion efforts. I look forward to telling the Digi-Key story and fostering growth.”
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com.
With over 860,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.
Digi-Key’s totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.
Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.