Pointe Claire, Quebec (webnewswire) May 21, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently observed the 30th anniversary of the opening of the company’s branch in Huntsville, Alabama.
Future Electronics, founded in Montreal in November of 1968 by Robert Miller, President, expanded into the United States in 1972, opening its first American office in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville office first opened its doors in 1988, and is located at Clinton Ave and Memorial Parkway.
“We’re proud to have served the Huntsville market for 30 years, and to be a part of a city that has such a rich technology history,” said Jeff Madewell, General Manager of the Huntsville branch.
In 1950, Wernher von Braun’s team of German rocket scientists came to Redstone Arsenal to develop rockets for the U.S. Army. By the end of the decade, they had developed the rocket which launched America’s first satellite into orbit. The Huntsville-based team eventually put the first American in space and transported the first astronauts to the Moon.
In the early 1980s, SCI pioneered the concept of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), building personal computers for IBM and later becoming the largest contract manufacturer in the world.
The Huntsville office is located in the Commerce Center which is a 96,000 square-foot facility housed in the former headquarters of SCI, which underwent a $12 million renovation. The Huntsville office serves a territory covering parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle.
Company president Robert Miller congratulated the Huntsville team on the occasion of the branch’s 30-year milestone, and thanked everyone for their dedication.
For more information about Future Electronics and its 169 office locations in 44 countries around the world, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)