Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced that Thomas VanEimeren, the company's Lean Sigma continuous process improvement leader, was named a top 25 Lean Sigma practitioner by The LMJ, a global business-improvement magazine covering lean, operational excellence and continuous improvement.

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"Arrow Electronics and its customers and suppliers are fortunate to have an expert of Tommy's caliber constantly driving innovation and improvement throughout Arrow's global logistics and supply chain operations," said Brock Doss, director of Arrow's global logistics solutions. "This recognition is a testament to Tommy's passion, expertise and excellence in guiding continuous improvement practices forward."

VanEimeren has been Arrow's global Lean Sigma continuous process improvement leader for the last eight years of his 20-year tenure with the company. He has led more than 200 continuous process improvement events during that time, including the company's award-winning Global Logistics Olympics event. He is a member of the Lean Benchmarking Council, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and APICS, a nonprofit organization offering certification programs and training tools to increase workplace performance.

VanEimeren accepted the "Innovation of the Year" award at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference on behalf of Arrow earlier this year. Arrow was also named a finalist in the 2016 Gartner High-Tech Manufacturing Supply Chainnovators awards last month.

Arrow utilizes Lean Sigma practices to continuously improve the company's overall operations and global services business. Arrow global services create a competitive advantage for customers with tailored supply chain solutions, best-in-class global capabilities and excellence in execution. Customers can benefit from improved efficiency, flexibility, scalability and reliability; reduced risk and total costs; and an improved ability to focus on critical priorities while Arrow handles their logistics function.

The LMJ's Lean Top 25 report recognizes the achievements and contributions of practitioners who are paving the way for innovation and championing continuous improvement in their organization. To read the full list of lean sigma practitioners recognized, please visit:

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.

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