Tech Data Honors Vendor Partners of the Year at Annual Vendor Summit

Event Focused on Providing Value for Vendor Partners Through Channel Enablement

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the winners of its prestigious Vendor Partner Awards, presented during the company's eighth annual Vendor Summit on October 18 at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

Tech Data's Vendor Partner Award recipients are recognized annually for their strong partnerships, loyalty, collaborative spirit and unwavering commitment to the continued success of Tech Data and its reseller customers. The 2012 Tech Data Vendor Partner Award winners are:

  • Vendor Partner of the Year ($500 Million & Over) – Cisco
  • Vendor Partner of the Year ($100 Million to $500 Million) – VMware
  • Vendor Partner of the Year ($100 Million & Under) – Sharp
  • Vendor Partner Representative of the Year – Ashley Fox, Raritan
  • Mobility Vendor Partner of the Year – T-Mobile
  • Cloud Vendor Partner of the Year – Microsoft
  • TDPrioritySMB Vendor Partner of the Year – Lenovo
  • Consumer Technology Vendor Partner of the Year – Griffin
  • Marketing and Sales Innovator Vendor Partner of the Year – HP
  • Inventory Optimization Vendor Partner of the Year – Fujitsu
  • Growth Vendor Partner of the Year – Brocade   

"Our vendor partners represent the best, brightest and most innovative in IT and we are proud to recognize those who, through their commitment to partnership with Tech Data, achieved the most success in the channel over the past year," said Joe Quaglia, senior vice president of U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility at Tech Data. "Together with Tech Data's continuously evolving sales, marketing and agency services, we look forward to more mutual success in 2013."

More than 450 channel partners were in attendance at Vendor Summit, which featured interactive breakout session presentations on Tech Data's key verticals and initiatives, as well as presentations on the company's overall sales and marketing strategies by Tech Data Chief Executive Officer Bob Dutkowsky; President, The Americas Murray Wright; Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales Pete Peterson; and Quaglia. Tech Data's Vendor Summit is produced by TDAgency, Tech Data's in-house full-cycle marketing services agency.  

"The TDAgency team once again showed that Tech Data has raised the bar on partner events in the IT channel, putting forth another outstanding collaborative effort to ensure a successful, value-added event for our vendor partners," said Derrek Hallock, vice president of TDAgency at Tech Data. "Our team is excited to work with our vendor partners to implement our innovative new marketing programs, helping them to maximize their opportunities and generate the highest return possible on their marketing investments."

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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