Tech Data Honors Vendor Partners of the Year

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) announced the winners of its Vendor Partner of the Year awards, presented today during the company's tenth annual U.S. Vendor Partner Summit at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, Florida.

Tech Data's Vendor Partner award recipients are recognized annually for their collaboration, enablement programs, strong partnerships, and commitment to Tech Data, its solution providers and the IT channel. The 2014 Tech Data Vendor Partner award winners are:

  • Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Partner of the Year: Cisco
  • Core Partner of the Year: Lenovo
  • Majors & Nationals Partner of the Year: Dell
  • VAR Partner of the Year: Brocade
  • SMB Partner of the Year: APC
  • Retail & Consumer Technology Partner of the Year: Apple
  • ISCS Partner of the Year: Sharp
  • Growth Partner of the Year: HP EG
  • Marketing & Sales Innovator of the Year: Intel
  • Cloud Partner of the Year: Microsoft
  • Cloud Enablement Partner of the Year: BitTitan
  • Vendor Partner Representative of the Year: Christina Fransk, Lenovo

"We are pleased to recognize the commitment and achievements of our outstanding vendor partners," said Brian Davis, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing at Tech Data. "From winning strategies to exceptional business performance, our Vendor Partners of the Year have best exemplified a commitment to the success of their channel partners. Our vendor partners are key to the success of both Tech Data and our customers, and we look forward to continued growth in the coming year and beyond."

More than 500 channel partners were in attendance at Vendor Partner 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 of the Americas Joe Quaglia, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales Pete Peterson, Senior Vice President of AIS Chuck Bartlett, and Davis. Tech Data's Vendor Summit is produced by TDAgency, Tech Data's in-house full-cycle marketing services agency.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest 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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