Fort Worth, Texas – March 24, 2017 – TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Americas Supplier Excellence Awards.

Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Business Operations, made the announcement. “We are pleased to announce the 2016 Supplier Excellence Award winners.” TTI acknowledges the following suppliers for their outstanding performance: AVX, Bourns, KEMET Electronics, KOA Speer Electronics, Littelfuse, Molex, Murata, Nichicon, Phoenix Contact, TDK, Vishay and Yageo.

TTI presents Bourns, KEMET, KOA, Littelfuse, Murata, Nichicon, Phoenix Contact, TDK and Vishay with the Platinum award which is the highest award level given. Platinum achievement level requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status.

The Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement and the Best Quality Award for the supplier who scored highest in each of the quality categories will be presented to KOA Speer Electronics for the seventh year in a row acknowledging their distinguished performance in the Americas for 2016.

The Silver award will be presented to Molex and AVX, and Yageo will be honored with the Bronze award.

In its sixth year, the Global Operations Excellence Award recognizes the supplier who earns the award in all three TTI regions – Americas, EMEA, and Asia, and who scores the highest total points globally. For the second consecutive year, the Global Operations Excellence award is presented to Bourns, Inc. Pizzey commented, “Bourns’ dedication to continuous improvement and exceptional customer service is evident in their ability to earn the global award for three of the last six years. On behalf of the TTI team, thank you to all employees of the Bourns organization for their outstanding global support of TTI.” The award ceremony will be held this year at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast meeting at the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

The Supplier Excellence program focuses on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems. In addition, there are performance measurements such as sales and management support.

Pizzey said, “The TTI SEA program has been instrumental in elevating supplier and distributor performance since the program’s inception in 1995. Each year we raise the bar in our criteria and we are pleased that more suppliers are embracing the program and striving for continuous improvement. She added, “By these premier suppliers providing exceptional quality and on-time delivery, we ensure our customers are the true beneficiaries of this results-driven program of supplier dedication and commitment.”

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

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