Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, Pa.): The buying /marketing group announced that Daniel Tatini joined AD’s Electrical Division as V.P. and managing director of Latin America effective Feb. 1. In this new position, Tatini will be responsible for all AD operations in Latin America, including business strategy, Member/Supplier relations, and delivering overall financial results.  In collaboration with key stakeholders, he will manage and execute AD’s ongoing expansion plans for the region. 

Ed Crawford, president of the U.S. Electrical Division and International Development said in a press release, "I am pleased to welcome Daniel to the AD team after a successful international career with Sonepar, Traxon Technologies and Philips Lighting. Daniel joins the growing ranks of multi-lingual AD associates, and speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and some French.  Initially, Daniel will be based in Brazil and will travel frequently to Mexico to support our ongoing efforts in this important market.”

Most recently, Tatini was COO of Sonepar South America, and was responsible for business operations and Supplier relations across five companies. He earned has BA in mechanical engineering from Universidad Mackenzie, Brazil and a master’s in operations from Chalmers University in Sweden.  In addition, Tatini studied in an Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania .