Katherine Blomquist

Katherine Blomquist
Product Manager – Passive Electronic Components
kblomquist1@mail.com | (612) 889-8492
Bloomington, MN 55431

Work Experience

Product Manager – Passive Electronic Components
Avnet Inc
1999 to 2015
• Oversee $7 million dollars worth of passive electronics distribution sales, exceeding last year’s target growth of 8% top line sales and 1% gross profit increase.
• Develop supplier and representative relationships and strategies in order to increase sales and profitability.
• Manage the quoting activity of several passives lines, including knowing the strengths and weaknesses of individual suppliers, and the current market trends.
• Provide inside and outside sales team with both technical and quoting information needed to provide our customers with winning bids. Act as an intermediary, between suppliers and sales team, to facility delivery issues, scheduling, material failure analysis, etc.
• Maintain and enhance profitability once the business has been won.
• Stay on top of current and upcoming supplier offerings, to be better able to provide customers with options that meet their needs.

Inside Sales
Nichicon (America) Corporation
1994 to 1999
• Price competitive bids, cross-referenced competitor part-numbers and provide technical information
• Developed working relationships with distributors and OEM customers
• Enter parts orders, track shipments, provide parts availability information, trouble shoot orders


Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering
Iowa State University
June 1990


  • Updated 2 years ago

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