Tech Data Introduces Mobility Solutions and Retail Division

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the introduction of its new Mobility Solutions and Retail division, effective March 1, 2015. The division will be led by Patrick Stokes, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Mobility Solutions and Retail to reflect his expanded scope of responsibility. Tech Data's Consumer Technology Sales team, formerly part of the Company's Integrated Supply Chain Solutions (ISCS) division, will also move to the new Mobility Solutions and Retail division.

The Company also announced that Shaun Sinden has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager, ISCS, Americas, to reflect his dedicated focus on expanding the Company's supply chain initiatives. In this role, he will be responsible for the growth, execution, and management of the company's ISCS business throughout the Americas, as well as the development of the ISCS portfolio of services and maintaining Tech Data's world-class supply chain service levels.

"Combining our mobile and retail businesses under dedicated leadership and placing a laser focus on our supply chain initiatives is a natural evolution that better aligns our resources with the market landscape," said Joe Quaglia, President, the Americas at Tech Data. "These organizational changes, designed to better serve our vendor partners, solution providers, and retail partners while accelerating our growth in these important segments, will provide a heightened focus on each market with a clearer alignment for our channel partners. Patrick and Shaun are experienced, talented leaders and I am excited for what's ahead in these strategic areas of our business."

A 24-year veteran of the mobile telecommunications industry, Stokes joined Tech Data in July 2014 as Vice President, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. He previously served as president and chief operating office at Brightstar and held senior executive roles in sales, distribution, and M&A with Verizon and Sprint.

Sinden joined Tech Data in October 2010, most recently serving as Vice President, Consumer Technology and Integrated Supply Chain Services. Prior to joining Tech Data, Sinden served as Senior Director, Key Global Accounts at Arvato Services, a division of Bertelsmann which focuses on BPO offerings to a variety of industries. He has held several additional leadership positions within the IT distribution and outsourced supply chain industries.

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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