Management Team

Jeff Klein, CEO/President

For over a quarter century Jeff Klein has been the driving force behind Classic Component’s evolution and success. Jeff was instrumental in establishing Classic as a leader/innovator in the independent electronic components distribution channel and is viewed by many in the business as one of the primary pioneers of the industry.

Jeff is responsible for defining the overall corporate vision and strategy for Classic Components and remains very active in all aspects of the business today.

Kris Klein, COO

As one of the founders of Classic Components Corporation, Kris brings over 25 years of experience to the organization in all aspects of the business from technical assets, facilities, and IT infrastructure, to marketing and electronics industry expertise. His varied skill set has enabled Kris to assist with guiding Classic through the many changes in the electronics supply chain and market conditions.

Kris is responsible for the day-to-day management of Classic Component’s operations and quality management organization.

Mike Thomas, Vice President, General Manager

Mike joined Classic Components in 1992 as a senior representative. After several years of successful account development and sales revenue, he designed, developed and implemented Classic’s Global Account Management Program. As a GAM, Mike was a hands-on contributor to many other programs and processes over the years.

As of April 2013, Mike has been promoted to the position of Global General Manager. Mike will be overseeing all aspects of Classic’s business with an aggressive focus on expanding Classic’s global market presence.

Daniel Lee, Director Technology & Operations

Daniel Lee is the Director of Technology and Operations at Classic Components Corporation in Torrance, California. His 9 year tenure as the former Director of IT brought forth many important changes to the internal structure of Classic’s technology operations. Daniel’s time as Director of Technology and Operations has seen Classic achieve the rigorous AS9120 certification through an ANAB accredited registrar at both their HQ and Hong Kong locations.

Daniel’s goal is to continue implementing best engineering practices to ensure efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness while fostering innovation to increase capability. Emphasis will be made on continued education and analysis of ‘real-world’ data to debunk ‘industry hype’ and avoid investment in unproven or even irrelevant ‘systems’ (i.e. equipment or practice).