PrintTE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, presented its 2013 Electronic Distributor Awards during its recent Global Distribution Summit in Los Angeles, CA.  These annual awards recognize TE’s highest-performing distribution partners based on sales and market share growth, business plan performance and customer satisfaction. TE presented the 2013 Electronic Global Distributor of the Year awards to Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and to Mouser Electronics, Inc., in the Broadline and Catalog distributor categories, respectively.

“We are pleased to present these significant awards to two outstanding partners,” said Joan Wainwright, president, Channel and Customer Experience, TE Connectivity. “Achieving our 2013 Broadline Global Distributor of the Year award, Avnet had outstanding sales growth of TE products in all three regions of the world, improving share gains and positioning them to offer best-in-class design-in and supply chain services to their customers.  TE’s Catalog Global Distributor of the Year award was earned by Mouser who had excellent sales results, high customer satisfaction rates and broad-based inventory investments, all of which further demonstrates that their relentless focus on design engineers continues to set them apart. We are incredibly proud of the strength of these partnerships and applaud both Avnet and Mouser for sharing TE’s commitment to exemplary customer service.”

“Avnet and TE have a 27 year relationship serving the electronics industry – and this award is a testament of the commitment we share in providing world-class products and service to OEMs around the world,” said Gerry Fay, global president, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “I accept this award on behalf of the Avnet team around the globe. Together with TE, we will continue to offer our customers the best interconnect technologies they need to complete their designs.”

“We’d like to thank TE for this top award. It is a great honor to be recognized by a company such as TE Connectivity, a leader in the industry and one of our most valued manufacturer partners,” said Glenn Smith, president and CEO, Mouser Electronics. “TE has done a great job making it easy for us to reach an extremely huge customer base across the globe, all because of TE’s unmatched product portfolio, world-class quality and commitment to customer service.”

Regional awards were also presented to TE’s distribution partners who excelled in sales performance and localized program success. Winners of the regional awards were: Arrow Electronics in EMEA; Digi-Key Corporation in the Americas; Nihon Denka Kogyosyo (NDK) in Japan; and TTI, Inc. in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).