SOURCE: Global Technology Distribution Council

September 17, 2008 08:30 ET

D&H and ScanSource Join GTDC

Membership Continues to Grow in Worldwide IT Distribution Industry Association

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - At its annual Rising Star Awards event last night, the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) announced the addition of two new members: D&H and ScanSource, Inc. The GTDC is a worldwide association dedicated to the IT distribution industry, its growing value and continually evolving success in meeting the needs of today's technology resellers, solution providers and retailers across the globe.

Harrisburg, Penn.-based D&H Distributing is one of North America's oldest and largest wholesale distributors of computer and consumer electronics products, with a 90-year history serving the reseller channel. ScanSource, Inc., headquartered in Greenville, S.C., operates as a wholesale distributor of specialty technology products, providing two-tier distribution sales and value-added services to resellers in the Americas and Europe.

GTDC members today represent more than $100 billion in annual sales with thousands of vendor partners and IT channel customers worldwide. The organization's Vendor Summit: New Directions in Distribution conference held at the Fairmont Newport Beach, September 16-17, brings together top IT distribution industry executives and the world's leading technology manufacturers and software publishers.

The newest members of the GTDC were introduced during the organization's Rising Star Awards ceremony that honors the fastest-growing IT companies based on their U.S. sales through member distributors over the past year (see related release: GTDC Announces 2008 Rising Star Award Winners). The event included a keynote by Mark Hurd, HP's chairman and CEO. Today's conference line-up provides a deep perspective on current market trends and how to continue strengthening supply-chain efficiency, channel reach and profitability.

For more information on the GTDC, its events and initiatives, visit www.gtdc.org.

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 Actebis, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Bell Microproducts, DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet, Ingram Micro, Magirus AG, Synnex, Redington, ScanSource, Tech Data, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.

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