Meet the Distribution Team at Wurth Electronics Midcom! [Part 1 of 2]

At Wurth Electronics Midcom, we are proud to offer you both local and global support.

As part of our promise to be “globally available,” we work with dozens of distribution partners around the world. Our distribution team loves working with these partners to develop the best products and provide the best technical support available.

Since the distribution team works largely “behind the scenes,” we thought it would be fun to introduce them to you, so you can see the friendly faces who help make the distribution process go so smoothly.

Without further ado, meet the first half of our distribution team! (Stay tuned to our blog to meet the second half.)

Lars Fahrbach: Executive Global Distribution and New Markets Manager

Waldenburg, Germany

Lars Fahrbach is from Krautheim, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany. He currently works out of the Wurth Electronics headquarter office in Waldenburg, Germany.

Lars has been with the company since September 2003 and has been a part of the distribution team since 2008. He is responsible for global distribution and new market strategy, directly supporting distribution in Asia.

His favorite thing about his job is working and having fun with a young, passionate, and international team in a growing environment.

Fun fact: Lars lived in Watertown, SD, for three years, working out of the Wurth Electronics Midcom office. Watertown actually became his second home!

Favorite quote: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

Simon Leuz: Distribution Manager, EMEA — Sales and Marketing

Waldenburg, Germany

Simon Leuz started with Wurth Electronics as a trainee in September 2009. He now lives in Germany and works out of the headquarters in Waldenburg, Germany.

Simon ended his training in February 2012 and became an Inside Sale Representative for Slovakia. In January 2013, he joined the distribution team as the Distribution Sales and Marketing Manager for EMEA. He directly supports Wurth Electronics’ European distribution partners by proposing new products and forming marketing plans and actions.

Working closely with the distribution partners on growing the component business and making parts available for designers is what drives Simon the most.

Fun fact: Simon is a huge heavy metal fan! Besides the great team he works with, what he loves about Wurth Electronics is traveling Europe and parts of the world.

Favorite quote: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

Brandon Leichtenberg: High Service Distribution Coordinator

Watertown, SD

Brandon Leichtenberg is from De Smet, SD. He currently works from the U.S. headquarters in Watertown, SD.

Brandon started at Wurth Electronics Midcom in 2010 as a Sales Order Analyst. He then joined the distribution team in August 2013 as an Inside Sales Representative. This year, he has transitioned into a new role as the High Service Distribution Coordinator.

Brandon supports Digi-Key Electronics, Mouser Electronics, Newark, and Allied Electronics. He supports the distribution partners with new product introductions, pricing, general product information, and technical support.

Brandon’s favorite thing about Wurth Electronics is working with such an amazing team of colleagues who are always seeking to provide the best possible service to their customers.

Fun fact: Brandon is a huge video game collector and owns nearly 2,000 video games!

Favorite quote: “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Miriam Hettinger: Inside Sales Representative, EMEA

Waldenburg, Germany

Miri Hettinger has been with Wurth Electronics for two years. She started her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at a company belonging to the Würth Group for six years. In March 2015, she then switched to Wurth Electronics and now works out of the headquarters office in Waldenburg, Germany.

Miri has been a part of the distribution team for two years as an Inside Sales Representative. She supports the distribution partners from the insides sales perspective: clarifying questions regarding delivery dates, preparing quotes, processing RMAs, monitoring deliveries, and preparing market presentations.

Miri’s favorite thing about Wurth Electronics is the young, growing, and motivated team she works with. She loves that her job is rich in variety and likes being able to communicate to different people in different languages.

Fun fact: Miri always tries to see the positive aspects first, rather than the negative.

Favorite quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

Dawn Dehne: Inside Sales Representative, the Americas

Watertown, SD

Dawn Dehne is the distribution team’s Inside Sales Representative for the Americas, working out of the Watertown, SD, office. She has worked at Wurth Electronics Midcom for four years.

Dawn started in the growth and retention department, then moved to the distribution department in January 2016. She primarily works with our franchised volume distributor, Future Electronics, processing quotes, orders, and day-to-day customer service requests that arise.

Dawn’s favorite thing about working for Wurth Electronics Midcom is the amazing team she gets to spend her time with each day. She feels they have established a solid foundation of teamwork, integrity, and comradery, which is valuable not only to each individual within the team, but also to Wurth Electronics as a company.

Fun fact: Dawn loves to spend her time with her daughter and soon-to-be husband. Not only will she be extending her family, she will also soon have five grand-dogs!

Favorite quotes: “Be brave” and “Just breathe”

Our Global Distribution Partners

This is just the first half of our fabulous distribution team. Next week, we’ll be back on the blog with round two!

To learn more, visit our global distribution page. You’ll see a full list of our distribution partners in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!