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TTI, Inc. Vice President of Quality to Speak at SMTA/CALCE Counterfeit Symposium

Fort Worth, Texas – May 20, 2013 – TTI, Inc. Vice President Total Quality, Kevin Sink, is slated to speak at the SMTA/CALCE Electronic Parts and Supply Chain Counterfeit Symposium June 25-27, 2013, in College Park, Maryland on the University of Maryland campus.

Recognized as an industry thought leader on this important hot button issue, Sink will present “A Workable Counterfeit Risk Mitigation Model.” In describing the model, Sink said, “The model lays out a plan whereby customers classify how critical a specific part is and overlay that rating with potential sources of supply. The more critical the part, or riskier the class of supplier, the more comprehensive the risk mitigation plan must be.”

Sink also will address the progress of the SAE G-19AD committee which he co-chairs. The committee currently is establishing the standard for counterfeit mitigation for authorized distributors. Sink added, “Although the distribution channel is extremely low risk at this time for counterfeit activity, it will help customers better understand the value of the authorized channel and what they can expect from it.”

About TTI

TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit