Fort Worth, Texas – December 21, 2011 – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, relay and switch and discrete components, announces it has signed a partnership agreement with Harwin, a manufacturer of high reliability interconnect solutions and cost- saving PCB hardware products. Harwin and TTI have a highly successful franchise distribution partnership in Europe, and Harwin also is represented globally by Mouser Electronics, the TTI subsidiary that supports design engineers.

Left to right – Lew LaFornara – TTI VP Supplier Marketing, Gene Conahan - President TTI Europe and TTI Asia, Shonda Briere – TTI Corporate Product Manager, Andrew McQuilken - CEO Harwin, Doug Steele – Harwin VP World Wide Distribution, Melanie Pizzey – TTI VP Global Product Operations, Michael Knight, Sr. VP TTI Americas, Mike Morton - President, TTI Americas.

TTI’s Vice President Supplier Marketing and Product Management, Lew LaFornara, said, “TTI is pleased to announce the extension of the TTI/Harwin relationship in the Americas. Our companies have enjoyed a successful relationship in Europe and at our sister company Mouser Electronics for a number of years and this is a natural evolution of that success.”

Doug Steele, Harwin Vice President Global Distribution said, “This is the first time Harwin has gone to market with national broadline distribution representation in North America. We are very excited to be partnering with TTI. TTI is well known for holding broad and deep product inventories to support customers as they ramp up from new design to full production.”

Harwin helps solve interconnect and PCB hardware design challenges. The Datamate high reliability connector family provides high performance at industrial connector pricing level, while the EZ-Boardware range of surface mount PCB hardware products delivers space and cost-saving solutions for cable management, EMC, test and battery support functions.

About TTI

TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect and discrete components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI’s extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI employs more than 2,500 with over 50 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit

About Harwin

Harwin is a manufacturer of standard & custom interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for more than 50 years. Harwin's sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, Singapore & Taiwan and a world wide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program, and offers a custom connector design service.

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