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Tech Data's Quaglia Named One of 2013 Channel Chiefs by CRN

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, today announced that Joe Quaglia, the company's senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Quaglia has served as Tech Data's senior vice president, U.S. Marketing since 2007 and president, TDMobility since 2012. Over the past year, Quaglia has successfully led the go-to-market strategies for the company's award-winning Solutions Store, TDCloud business unit, and TDMobility offering. Tech Data's Solutions Store, powered by the company's StreamOne platform, has transformed IT delivery in the channel. The broad launch of TDMobility provided Tech Data's resellers with the industry's first end-to-end mobility platform, removing barriers and simplifying processes for entry into the mobile market, while the introduction of Tech Data's TDCloud business unit supports resellers through education, enablement, and adoption of Cloud and subscription-based services.

"We are proud to recognize Joe and our Marketing teams on their achievements," said Murray Wright, president, the Americas at Tech Data. "Joe's recognition by CRN exemplifies the trust that Tech Data's channel partners place in him every day to consistently deliver solutions and results. Under Joe's leadership, Tech Data's Marketing teams continually promote channel enablement and growth for both our vendor partners and reseller customers, while fostering a high-energy environment focused on winning."

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider need to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit www.ubmchannel.com.

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