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Shawn Fitzgerald

Chief Marketing Officer - Thomas

Market Opportunities for the Electronic Components Sector

Learn how North American manufacturers are reacting to marketplace changes and how this is affecting sourcing trends across the industry and in the electronic components sector. Supply chain disruptions and massive increases in reshoring will reshape global manufacturing for decades to come. This presentation will provide data and insights on the major trends reshaping manufacturing as well as some practical advice on how to harness the opportunity for your business. 


Presenter Bio

Shawn earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1996, landing him a job with ASME managing the development of standards for natural gas pipelines, elevators, and weld testing. Three years later, continuing his career in the industrial space, he joined Thomas to form the CAD business unit acquired from AutoDesk. As the division grew traction from SMBs up to Fortune 1000 businesses, he shifted on transitioning the company from print to digital.

He furthered his digital transformation of Thomas by building teams of sales engineers, managing an online catalog product, and developing new digital products to drive revenue growth. In 2014, Shawn founded TMS, and under his leadership, the division was recognized as HubSpot’s 2014 Agency of the Year and became a HubSpot Diamond Partner and a Google Partner. In his current role as CMO, he recently led the rebranding of the 122-year-old company, launched the catalyst for a growing data business unit, and began a tour of regional events for industry, which culminated into an invite to share data with the Department of Commerce at the White House.



Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today’s industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com®, industry’s largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing Services, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Industrial Data supplies sourcing and supply chain trend data to media, investors, analysts, and researchers to provide market insight and inform decision making. Thomas WebTrax® provides opportunity intelligence on in-market buyers to help marketing and sales teams track, identify, and engage high-value prospects. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics®, Thomas Industry Update, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), and the Thomas Index™.


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