Don Akery, Scott Theune Join Women in Electronics Advisory Council

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Women in Electronics (WE) is a non-profit organization focused on expanding opportunities for women in the electronics industry. Since 2017, the group has helped provide guidance, mentorship, and fellowship for women.

Lately, Don Akery, Global CEO of Waldom Electronics, joined the WE Advisory board alongside Karen Collins, Waldom’s Director of Global Purchasing, who is also a member of the organization.

“I am excited and honored to join the Women in Electronics Advisory Council. Waldom Electronics’ recent sponsorship of WE

is driven by the value we are seeing WE add to our industry and its members. The organization is taking a key role in

professionally and personally developing leaders within our industry. Waldom and I look forward to being a part of the

continued success of WE!” said Don Akery.

Scott Theune, Plexus’ Regional President AMER, also joined the advisory council.

“I am excited to join the Advisory Council of Women in Electronics, expanding Plexus’ partnership in support of creating the diversity and inclusivity necessary to sustain innovation and growth in the global Electronics industry. Development and mentorship is a personal passion given the benefits generated from empowered women leaders,” Theune said.

Founded in 2017 by 20 women in the industry, WE has four organizational goals: empower, advocate, develop and celebrate. They provide leadership growth and development, mentorship, networking, thought leadership events, and resources. Leading industry organizations supports Women in Electronics, which reaches the community through events and local chapters throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe, with plans to reach a broader global community. To learn more about Women in Electronics, visit

Waldom Electronics is a Master Distributor of electronic and electrical components, selling exclusively to a global network of over 2,500 Distributors, never to OEMs or end-users.

Waldom offers manufacturers and distributors a wide variety of supply chain solutions while stocking over 250,000 unique part numbers from over 40 industry-leading manufacturers, competitively priced at reduced Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) available for immediate shipment. Learn more:

Plexus has partnered with companies to create products that build a better world since 1979. They have a team of nearly 25,000 dedicated individuals who provide Design and Development, Supply Chain Solutions, New Product Introduction, Manufacturing, and Sustaining Services. Plexus is a global leader that specializes in serving customers in industries with highly complex products and demanding regulatory environments. Plexus delivers customer service excellence to leading companies by providing innovative, comprehensive solutions throughout a product’s lifecycle. For more information about Plexus, visit our website at

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