April 30, 2019

Spirit Electronics, a preeminent value-added distributor based in Phoenix, Arizona, is pleased to announce its recent hire of three industry veterans: Patty Hannon and Kate Hopeman, who join Team Spirit as Strategic Account Managers; and Pam Santana, as a Pricing Analyst. They will support Spirit’s current customer base in North America, focusing on its core competency of Aerospace and Defense.  

Each has more than 20 years of experience in the defense/aerospace electronics industry at Microsemi/White Electronic Designs where they previously worked together: Hopeman as Director of Worldwide Sales, Hannon as Director of Strategic Customers, and Santana as Purchasing Manager, supplying memory, processor and GPS products to government subcontractors across many of the major weapons and aircraft platforms. The women are also active volunteers in several local community organizations.

“The knowledge and experience that these three outstanding professionals bring to our company will immediately benefit our customers through direct contact support and improved integration,” said Marti McCurdy, Spirit’s CEO. “Their ability to understand our customers’ needs and to develop strong relationships with our suppliers and customers is sure to contribute to our company’s positive growth.”

Spirit Electronics is a veteran-owned, woman-owned small business that provides elevated supply-chain solutions and electronic component distribution for global technology leaders in the aerospace, defense and communication industries. From fighter jets to guided missiles, Spirit plays a vital role in supplying world-class products and services to meet the highly demanding and rapidly changing needs of its clients.

About Spirit Electronics:

For more than three decades, Spirit Electronics has been a valued distributor and partner to key technology sectors. Our status as a VOWOSB, SDB owned-company provides diversity requirement relief to defense and aerospace customers. 

Spirit specifically offers a wide range of electronic components and world-class value-added services, including SMI, Wafer and Component Electrical Testing, Design, Assembly, and End-of-Life Management. For more information, visit www.spiritelectronics.com.

 Spirit Electronics is located in Phoenix, AZ, with sales offices in San Jose and Irvine, CA.

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