Digi-Key’s Mark Larson Talks Industry Change
The recent leadership transition at large electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics is complete. Mark Larson has handed off the role of president to Dave Doherty and is now vice chairman of the company’s board of directors—a position he says will allow him to take a more focused approach to certain aspects of the business now that he won’t be busy with its day-to-day management.
It’s time to put his 39 years of experience in the industry to use in new ways—a challenge he is more than looking forward to, he said in a recent interview about the leadership change.“I finally have the luxury to devote my time to areas I see as particularly significant,” said Larson, who joined Digi-Key in 1976 as chief operating officer. “And because of my position I will still be able to marshal the resources internally and externally [to get things done].”