ECCO Finalizes Purchase of Magellan’s Aerospace and Defense Division

11 December 2018

Electronic Connector Company (ECCO), a distributor of interconnect solutions and value-added services, has completed the acquisition of Magellan Distribution Corporation’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Division. Magellan is a Boston-based distributor of interconnect and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products.

“This acquisition will allow us to accelerate our growth in the aerospace and defense sector, positioning us as a valued supplier to four of the top five U.S. defense contractors,” said Bernard Gizzi, president of ECCO. “As importantly, we’re bringing on Magellan personnel with a decade’s worth of relationship-building and operational expertise, which will enhance ECCO’s ability to support the critical needs of A&D customers.”

Said James Russell, CEO of Magellan, “With ECCO’s 55-year history as an interconnect distributor, breadth of line card, and talented team, we have no doubt they will provide enhanced support of A&D customers globally and see much growth in the years ahead.”

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