ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) today announced the appointment of Kevin Murai, president and CEO of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, as the organization's vice chairman.

In this additional role, Murai helps drive the strategic direction and initiatives of the GTDC, an industry association for the world's leading technology distributors that annually generates more than $130 billion in global product and services revenue. GTDC members distribute to 187 countries today -- 95% of the world.

Murai brings more than 25 years in technology distribution experience to the GTDC executive committee, including an extensive background in global management, operations and customer relationships. He joined SYNNEX in March 2008 as president and CEO and previously served as president and COO of Ingram Micro, where he held numerous senior management positions over a span of nearly 20 years with the company.

Throughout his career, Murai has received numerous awards and recognition for his channel leadership and vision. A leading IT channel trade publication, CRN, named him to its "Top 25 Disruptors" list in 2013, the fifth consecutive year CRN has featured Murai as a top industry executive. He has led SYNNEX to unprecedented success -- including continuing a record streak of 106 consecutive profitable quarters -- while spearheading new business development programs in emerging markets ranging from mobility to cloud.

"Kevin's comprehensive knowledge and experience in the technology distribution industry will be of tremendous value to the GTDC and its members," commented Tim Curran, the GTDC's CEO. "He's long been an advocate for the channel, highly regarded by the vendor community as well as solution providers and peers across the world. He joins our leadership team at an ideal time as distributors continue to build on their momentum and services expertise at the center of today's global IT supply chain."

"I'm honored to serve as vice chairman of the GTDC," Murai said. "The role of technology distributors is evolving and diversifying faster than ever―connecting and serving all points in the channel in ways that are remarkably dynamic and instrumental to overall industry success. I'm excited to contribute to the GTDC's growth and expanding influence as we continue to innovate and strengthen partnerships worldwide."

About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is the world's largest consortium of technology distributors, representing more than $130 billion in global sales. GTDC members include ABC Data, AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ALSO (SIX: ALSN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia, Copaco N.V., DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE: LOG), Officer Distribuidora, Redington (BSE: REDI), ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), Westcoast LTD and Westcon Group.

About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at

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