Fort Worth, Texas – November 22, 2013 – TTI, Inc., global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality, is slated to speak at the upcoming SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium – South (CPAS). The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Irving, Texas.

Recognized as a top industry thought leader on this important issue of counterfeit avoidance, Sink speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad addressing relevant counterfeit issues and ongoing critical legislation surrounding the topic.

At this event, Sink’s presentation will address “In Search of a Workable Counterfeit Risk Mitigation Strategy: Lessons Learned in Review of the Current State of the Electronics Industry Regarding Counterfeit Mitigation Requirements for Suppliers.” Sink commented on the awareness of counterfeit risk, “Although awareness has increased, the industry is still evolving to a risk-based approach whereby suppliers are categorized by the risk of the business model and the appropriate mitigation applied to each.”

Presented by SAE International, the event will address the increasing challenges facing aerospace and defense manufacturers caused by counterfeit parts entering the supply chain. Committed to continuing its support of SAE International, this year TTI, Inc. has partnered with subsidiaries Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics as premier sponsors of this powerful one-day symposium.

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 electronic 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 4,600 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit

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