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Tech Data Appoints Core Products and Value-Added Solutions Executives

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the appointment of Brian Davis to senior vice president, Marketing and the promotion of Chuck Bartlett to senior vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, bolstering the company's strategic focus on both broadline and value-added solutions. Davis will lead the operations and strategic direction of the company's core product marketing categories, including client systems, peripherals, software, cloud services, and TDAgency, the company's in-house vendor and reseller marketing services agency. Bartlett will lead the company's value-added solutions categories, including server, storage, networking, unified communications, video, virtualization, and converged infrastructure. Both Davis and Bartlett will report directly to Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas.

"I am pleased to welcome Brian back to Tech Data to lead our core business, while I am confident that Chuck will continue to drive growth in his new role leading our value-added solutions businesses," said Quaglia. "Brian and Chuck have proven expertise in the channel and have earned the respect and confidence of both our vendor partners and reseller customers. We are excited to have them in place to lead the execution of our strategies across our core and value businesses. This new structure also more closely aligns our organization in the Americas with the structure of Tech Data Europe, providing consistency for our partners throughout our worldwide operations."

Davis rejoins Tech Data from Insight, where he has served as senior vice president, Product Marketing since February 2011. Previously, Davis was with Tech Data for more than 10 years, progressing through various leadership roles, including vice president, Product Marketing, Client Systems and vice president, Sales, Consumer Technology and Supply Chain Services. He holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.

Bartlett has been with Tech Data since 2006, most recently serving as vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions since May 2010. He has more than 20 years of IT sales, marketing, and distribution experience. Previously, Bartlett served as vice president, Global Distribution Sales, Marketing and E-Commerce with Molex Inc., a leading manufacturer of interconnect products and systems, and was vice president, Worldwide Distribution Sales, Marketing and E-Commerce with Phillips Semiconductor. He holds a master's degree in management and organizational development from Webster College and a bachelor's degree in business management from Iowa State University. Bartlett is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Command Officers School in Myrtle Beach, SC.

About Tech Data

Ranked No. 119 on the Fortune® 500, 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 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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