SOURCE: Global Technology Distribution Council

Global Technology Distribution Council

March 23, 2011 12:23 ET

Brazilian IT Distribution Leader Joins Global Technology Distribution Council

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Officer Distribuidora, the Brazilian IT distribution leader, has become a member of the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), an industry organization with members that together drive more than $100 billion in annual technology product sales and services. Officer, founded in 1985, provides pre- and post-sale training, integration, technical support, consulting, and configuration services. It also distributes computers, computer peripheral equipment, and software. Sharp focus on sales channel training and development helped the Sao Paulo-based distributor expand to serving more than 12,000 IT solution providers across Brazil today.

"Officer stands out in their market for a variety of reasons," commented Tim Curran, GTDC CEO. "They have a great all-around reputation in a very dynamic as well as complex and diverse IT distribution channel. As a GTDC member, Officer signifies our overall strategic direction in action, with Latin America among our top regions for growth. We look forward to shaping our future here, focused on key issues and opportunities through GTDC events, programs, research and analysis."

Global Insights, International Connections
In addition to conducting numerous events that strengthen IT distribution industry partnerships, the GTDC provides unparalleled insight for its members, technology vendors, investors and others interested in the IT channel or distribution industry developments. GTDC activities include engaging research organizations to aggregate GTDC member sales-out data for comprehensive regional databases that accurately reflect industry sales, ASPs, unit volume and other product and market trends. "We are exploring the opportunity to offer this type of service in Latin America," Curran pointed out. "The GTDC is excited about numerous potential ways to advance what we do and offer members worldwide."

"We see the GTDC as a tremendous industry resource, and we expect our membership to provide considerable strategic value," remarked Fabio Gaia, President and CEO, Officer Distribuidora. "This organization has proven, for example, that it can help us grow our knowledge and the knowledge of others in regard to important industry-wide matters. The GTDC gives us a perspective into the global landscape of our industry -- and how we can all get better as we go forward."

About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry's top wholesale distributors dedicated to serving "the channel," a network of skilled value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware, software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, ALSO-Actebis (SIX: ALSN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia, Computerlinks, Altimate Group/DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Magirus AG, Officer Distribuidora, Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), 20:20 Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.

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