Tech Data's Tonnison Named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that John ("JT") Tonnison, the company's executive vice president and chief information officer, has been named to Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders list for 2015. This year's Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

"We are proud to recognize John Tonnison as a leading force in the industry," said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data. "He is driving innovation and creating a winning formula for growth and success at Tech Data. JT and his team are leveraging the latest technology to create new tools to enable and enhance our business intelligence and the experience of our channel partners. His leadership, strategic focus, and development of his people are key drivers of the company's continued success."

As the leader of Tech Data's worldwide IT, e-Business and cloud capabilities and operations, Tonnison and his team create strategic business initiatives that drive Tech Data and its channel partners toward success. In his role, Tonnison has built an agile IT infrastructure that is fully equipped to provide scalable solutions for a high volume of business. Tonnison joined Tech Data in 2001 as vice president, worldwide e-Business and was named to his current position in February 2010. Prior to joining Tech Data, he held executive management positions in the U.S., United Kingdom and Germany with Computer 2000, Technology Solutions Network and Mancos Computers.

The Premier 100 program spotlights individuals who have positively impacted their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. The full list of honorees can be found at

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. These 100 men and women are using their vast experience in managing people and projects to stay a step ahead. We're pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements."

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA 15 Conference, held March 30-April 1, 2015, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. The conference, attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on transforming business for the digital world. More information is available at AGENDA15,

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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