Atlanta - On the association’s latest podcast, ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford interviews IHS Markit’s Senior Principal Economist Tom Runiewicz about what we can expect for the highly anticipated global and U.S. economic recovery following the pandemic.  In this timely discussion Mr. Runiewicz, shares his expert insight on what shape the recovery will take, how fast and strong it will be, and what companies need to watch out for. He offers a sober and realistic view of what is likely to unfold in the next two to three years.

“Tom’s area of focus is on manufacturing, so he is able to provide perspectives on key dynamics shaping our industry including supply chains and the shifting U.S. / China relationship,” Mr. Ford explained. “Through this podcast, supply chain managers will learn about key metrics and free resources they can use to track economic trends.”

The ECIA Channel Channel podcast is a bi-monthly platform where ECIA executives chat with industry luminaries about key opportunities and challenges facing the authorized channel for electronic components. Past guests have included economists, executives from member companies, and ECIA Council leadership. These podcasts give members another way to learn about ECIA activities on their behalf, as well as get updated on the association’s rich trove of research and intelligence.

The Channel Channel podcast can be listened to or downloaded from the ECIA website or many podcast sites.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.

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