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About Us

The products and solutions you need, from people who care.

Master Electronics is a leading global authorized distributor of electronic components. For more than half a century, our family-owned company has remained focused on strong relationships, responsive service and added value. This is how Master Electronics has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of customers in partnership with hundreds of world-class suppliers.

Inspired by our founder’s vision for building a business around personal bonds and integrity, we embrace visionary thinking and prioritize the end goal over short-term wins. Our people are empowered to make real-time decisions and place the needs of our customers above all. Master Electronics thrives on collaborating with our customers and suppliers to design creative solutions to their purchasing, supply chain and business challenges. Our experience, speed and flexibility let us adapt and innovate which allows companies to bring their vision to life.

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Our Core Values

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We Embrace Visionary Thinking
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We Care
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We are Dedicated & Loyal
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We are Entrepreneurial

Founder's Story

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In 1961, Ike Nizam arrived in the United States. He didn't speak English and knew nothing about the electronics industry, but the US had drawn him in as "the source" of the business world and he was determined to succeed. While he learned English at night, he worked during the day, washing dishes and working on a farm. After graduating from Portland State University, he was offered a different kind of job: selling electronic controls for Syracuse Electronics.

This move paid off as Ike found success as a salesman. Soon he would be offered another move, this time to the West Coast to open a branch office. Ike jumped at the opportunity to leave the frigid Syracuse winters behind and set his sights on sunny Santa Monica, California. After a few years, he realized that he was ready for bigger things, and Master Distributors was born. What began as Ike selling relays out of the closet in his apartment has now become Master Electronics, a leading authorized distributor of electronic components.

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Humble Roots

Founded in 1967, Master Electronics has followed a winding road to get where we are today. Explore a timeline of the company's humble beginnings.

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