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Electronics-Sourcing article, Sept. 2019-top connector sourcing questions…

September, 26 2019

September 2019: Tricky part numbering, environmental ratings, and complex material considerations prompt detailed purchasing questions when sourcing specialist connectors. ECCO president, Bernard J Gizzi, lists the FAQs #1. Who is the manufacturer? Sounds simple, but connectors share similar part numbers across competitors. Certain customers dictate that the connector can only be sourced from the […]


Q3 & the late Summertime at ECCO 2019

September, 3 2019

Given we are already well into the late summer and football season, I wanted to share a few things with you including an update on our business and our new operating engagement and partnership with the biggest little distributor in the USA!. First, we closed our first fiscal half of the year with over 20% […]


2019 Forecast: ECCO getting “READY to RUMBLE”

December, 17 2018

What a year! While our global economy remains strong for the most part, I do see challenges on the horizon for electronics distributors as we deal with several unforeseen situations. First of all, as tariffs remain in place into the new year, more shifting of manufacturing will take place and likely lengthen lead times and […]


Regarding US Special TARIFF Imposed on Chinese Manufactured Goods

July, 5 2018

Message from ECCO Leadership… As most (if not all) of you are aware, the United States has imposed an additional tariff (on most products up to 25%)  on imports from China effective July 6, 2018. This additional tariff will directly impact products within our industry and, because some of the manufacturers that ECCO represents provide […]


Refreshed Web site, now LIVE April, 2018

April, 19 2018

ECCO soft launched its newly enhanced web site this month and it’s getting rave reviews.  Included in this refresh; -A new hosting site with speeds 10X from our previous web site -Better images -Better product drill down capablities -Stronger Search & upgraded Content -Better eCommerce experience – Better custom cable assembly quoting tools -Increased our […]


Welcome to Professor GIZMO’s BLOG

November, 1 2017

Hello, and let me introduce myself to you, I am Professor GIZMO, and I plan on letting you all learn from (and teach) me everything I need to know about electronic connectors. To start today’s session, I am posting a picture of myself drawn by some random artist on the web (copyright not protected, but […]



August, 22 2017


Contacts, Contacts, Contacts…

February, 3 2015

Kind of like “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” from the 70’s SITCOM the Brady Bunch. These highly attractive metal (some precious) pins & sockets have an appeal all their own. From the tiniest wire barrel size of 28 to thick high current custom contacts, they can come in in many different shapes, sizes, & styles; such as […]


The Importance of Robust Documentation

June, 11 2014

Today’s electronics industry truly supports the paper and digital information industry, given the large amount of documentation required in support of customer supply chain requirements. The requirement is not only relevant to the military and defense industry. Whether you are an expert who knows the difference between a Certificate of Compliance and a Certificate of […]


Death (and rebirth) of Sales Professionals at ECCO:

February, 13 2013

by Bernard Gizzi It has been widely reported that with the growth of the Internet and online Business to Business search and transactions, the need for a “real life” salesperson has greatly diminished. I am here to both confirm and deny that belief and offer the ROADMAP for sales professionals to follow while addressing the […]