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David St. Amant to Lead Board of Trustees

Woodbury University today announced that electronics executive David J. St. Amant has been appointed as chair of the Board of Trustees. St. Amant, who joined the board in 2006 while his son was a Woodbury University School of Architecture student, succeeds Robert W. Kummer Jr.

St. Amant is a 28-year veteran of the electronic components distribution industry, who currently holds the position of president and chief operating officer for Econolite Group, Incorporated, headquartered in Anaheim, California. Econolite Group is the umbrella company of Econolite Control Products, Incorporated and five other subsidiaries serving the transportation industry.

Prior to joining Econolite Group, St. Amant spent 14 years serving in senior and executive level sales and marketing positions at Avnet Incorporated, the world’s largest distributor of electronic components. He started as a customer service representative, advancing his career through positions in sales and branch/region management. He was named vice president of marketing for Time Electronics, an Avnet company in 1990, and later held the position of vice president, supplier business management for Avnet/Silicon, the company’s $1.8 billion semi-conductor division.

In 2004 through 2005, St. Amant served as Chair of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Transportation sector. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), Chairs the Policy and Business Council for ITSA.

St. Amant and his wife Kathy reside in Moorpark, California, near the families of their two children, Matt, a graduate from Woodbury University and Nicole, a graduate from California State University of Long Beach. St. Amant enjoys snow skiing, bicycling, camping, body boarding, the restoration of classic cars, and spending time with his grandchildren.