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Michael Calabria

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is pleased to announce that Michael Calabria has joined ERA’s Expert Access Consultant program.

Calabria has had a long and successful career, spanning 45 years. He started his career in 1976 at IRIS Electronics in New York, and spent time at Kierulff Electronics before joining Arrow Electronics in field sales in 1978, covering the Long Island/New York City market.

After seven years in sales and sales management, Calabria progressed to the roles of vice president of headquarters, sales and customer marketing, as well as vice president of military semiconductors. In 1990, he transferred to Colorado as Arrow established a new company, Capstone, which focused on IP&E product. There, he held the roles of senior vice president of product marketing and senior vice president of sales.

Calabria retired from Arrow in 2013, but later came out of retirement in 2015, joining Abracon as chief operating officer and assuming the role of president and CEO in 2016. He retired from Abracon in 2023. He serves on the Board of Directors for MicroTechnologies, a precision manufacturer headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Impel, a distributor and system integrator of industrial pumps and valves headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. In addition, he continues to serve as an executive advisor supporting Abracon. Calabria lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Rosa and near his son, ­daughter and five grandchildren.

Calabria plans to become involved in exciting ERA initiatives such as STEP (Sales Training for Electronics Professionals) and the annual ERA Conference. He will also be available to ERA members for consulting about various industry issues as needed.

“I have worked with and known Mike almost all of my professional career,” said Walter Tobin, ERA CEO. “I have always had the utmost respect for the way he runs his business and his ability to balance his career and personal priorities. He is a consummate professional. I am delighted to welcome Mike into our ERA family of consultants and look forward to working with him closely once again.”

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