SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

May 07, 2014 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Honored With 2013 TTI Global Operations Excellence Award

Vishay Also Wins Supplier Excellence Awards in North America, Europe, and Asia and Diamond Award in Asia

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has received the TTI Global Operations Excellence Award. This award represents the highest recognition possible for a supplier's global performance with TTI, Inc. Vishay is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. TTI is the world's leading authorized distributor specialist offering interconnect, passive, electromechanical, and discrete components.

In addition to winning the TTI Global Operations Excellence Award, Vishay won TTI Supplier Excellence Awards for North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as the TTI Diamond Award in Asia. By receiving the 2013 TTI Supplier Excellence Award for North America, Vishay has remained a Platinum Level recipient and has earned recognition for the past eight years for North America. This is the third year in a row that Vishay has won the TTI Supplier Excellence Award for Europe, earning Silver Level recognition. In addition, Vishay has won the TTI Diamond Award three years in a row for Asia.

The TTI Global Operations Excellence Award and Supplier Excellence Awards program center on quality measurements that include on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer quality, administrative quality, sales support, and business systems. Winners are determined by performance points for these criteria. Vishay qualified for the TTI Global Operations Excellence Award by receiving the highest total number of points for North America, Europe, and Asia combined.

The TTI Global Operations Excellence Award was presented to Vishay on May 6 during the 2014 Electronic Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas. TTI's Melanie Pizzey, vice president, Global Business Operations; Michael Knight, senior vice president, Americas; and Mike Morton, president, Americas, presented the award to Vishay's David Valletta, executive vice president, Worldwide Sales; Joel Smejkal, senior vice president, Sales Distribution; and Steve Nye, distribution strategic account manager, TTI and Mouser.

"Vishay has consistently demonstrated its commitment to global operations excellence, and the company has been a key strategic partner of TTI for many years," said Pizzey. "The level of coordination and support throughout all Vishay divisions worldwide is to be commended. Vishay's strong leadership and employee dedication to continuous improvement is evident in its level of outstanding performance. Thank you and congratulations to all employees of Vishay for earning this prestigious award."

"Winning the Global Operations Excellence Award, as well as the Supplier Excellence Awards in all three regions and the Diamond Award in Asia, is a truly outstanding accomplishment," said Valletta. "This is a proud moment for Vishay, and one that highlights our very strong relationship with TTI. I thank all the Vishay employees who made this possible, and I thank TTI for its faith in Vishay."

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI is the distributor of choice for electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic circuit protection, filters, relays, switches, sensors and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry's leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI along with its subsidiary Mouser Electronics employs more than 3,500 with over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI visit

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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