SOURCE: BlueStar


May 17, 2010 15:24 ET

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Star Micronics America Names BlueStar Distributor of the Year

BlueStar Number One in Star Micronics Sales

HEBRON, KY--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for auto ID, point-of-sale, Mobility at BlueStar, RFID and Security products, has been recognized by Star Micronics America as its 2009 Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to BlueStar on May 11th at BlueStar's headquarters in Hebron, Kentucky.

The Distributor of the Year award is given in recognition of distributors who demonstrate continued year-over-year growth in sales and perform best practices in reseller business development to grow the Star Micronics brand throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

"Congratulations are in order to the BlueStar team for another great year in 2009," says Mike Hanson, VP of Sales and Marketing for Star Micronics America. "BlueStar's visionary leadership and commitment to channel education and marketing services combined with Star Micronics's innovative solutions are the catalyst of our continued success."

"We are honored to receive this award from Star Micronics," says Steve Cuntz, President and CEO of BlueStar. "Star Micronics is one of our most elite and established partners and has been an intricate component of BlueStar's growth over the years. Star Micronics' innovation, workmanship, and product support have led to wide acceptance of Star Micronics products by our Value-Added-Resellers for their printing solutions."

About Star Micronics
Founded in 1947, Star Micronics is one of the world's largest printer manufacturers and has facilities for worldwide production, marketing and support. Employing over 2500 staff and achieving turnover in excess of $385 million, Star Micronics has developed a POS printer portfolio that spans thermal and dot matrix printers and mechanisms designed for barcode, ticketing, receipts and labeling. Star's proven technology is also being utilized to develop reader/writer systems for visual/smart and magnetic stripe cards, and to install print mechanisms in multimedia kiosk environments. Star Micronics' range is accessible internationally via a distribution channel comprising distributors and dealers.

Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese Companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit or call 800-782-7636 x107.

About BlueStar
BlueStar is a leading solutions-based distributor of point-of-sale, bar coding, data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID), and wireless mobility products. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR partners, providing them with complete solutions at competitive prices. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar value-adds for VARS and independent software developers, please visit

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