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    Digi-Key Electronics Wins Big at EDS Leadership Summit 2022 in LA

    Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronics components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has been awarded 25 recognitions from its suppliers during the 2022 EDS Leadership Summit, held May 10-13 in Las Vegas.

    Digi-Key was recognized for its sales results, customer service, breadth of products, digital presence and more during the past year. The list of awards Digi-Key earned includes:

    • 2021 Distributor of the Year from RECOM Power
    • Outstanding Channel Partner from MCC
    • 2021 Distributor Award “We Reach For Greatness” from Belden
    • North America Distributor of the Year 2021 from Dialight
    • 2021 Outstanding Sales Growth Award from Jauch Quartz
    • Distributor of the Year 2021 from Bel
    • 2021 Distributor of the Year from Fair-Rite
    • World Wide Distribution Award 2021 from Raltron
    • 2021 Global Distributor of the Year from ECS
    • 2021 Distributor of the Year from APEM
    • 2021 Global Distributor of the Year from u-blox
    • Outstanding Sales Achievement Award 2021 from Kingbright
    • #1 Distributor for 2021 from Phoenix Mecano
    • Diamond Club Award for Outstanding Sales Growth, Product Promotion and Superior Distribution in 2021 from NTE Electronics
    • Global Distributor of the Year 2021 from Digi International
    • 2021 Passives Catalog Distributor of the Year from Vishay
    • 2021 Excellence Award EMEA from Abracon
    • 2021 Greatest Overall Product Breadth from Epson America
    • 2021 Best Performance High Service – Digital from Amphenol
    • 2021 North America Distributor of the Year from Schaffner EMC, Inc.
    • 2021 Global Distributor of the Year from CIT Relay and Switch
    • 2021 Disti of the Year from TDK-Lambda Inc.
    • 2021 Global e-Catalog Distributor of the Year from Molex
    • Platinum Award for Distributor Growth from Orion Fans

    Additionally, Abracon recognized Jason Simoneau, director of passives, at Digi-Key, with the Americas Executive Partnership Award for 2021.

    “We are very pleased to have earned these recognitions from so many of our valued supplier partners,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key. “At Digi-Key, we are redefining what it means to be a high-service distributor and focus on continuous improvement to ensure a positive experience and great results for both our suppliers and customers. We’re grateful to our suppliers for their partnership, and look forward to finding new ways to partner more closely for continued mutual success in the future.”

    The theme of Digi-Key’s annual breakfast event at EDS was “Successful. Together.” and featured comments from Dave Doherty and Ian Wallace, as well as juggling from The Passing Zone.

    Digi-Key also hosted its annual EDS Business Update Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, featuring market activity and business updates from Digi-Key president Dave Doherty and vice president of Americas and EMEA business development Ian Wallace. The theme of the presentation was “Successful. Together.” and covered Digi-Key’s performance in 2021 and its continuous investments in its core business, as well as new services and how those capabilities such as Marketplace, e-commerce platforms and logistics services can benefit suppliers.

    “At Digi-Key, we’re looking for ways to make the extraordinary, ordinary, and we couldn’t do it without our supplier partners, manufacturing reps, online and media personnel,” Doherty said. “We’re focused on our digital presence, streamlining processes and supporting our customers in order to plan for the next cycle — because in this industry, it’s never a matter of ‘if’ – it’s a matter of ‘when.’”

    Jugglers from The Passing Zone provided entertainment during the presentation as well, serving as a perfect metaphor for how the industry has handled the numerous challenges and opportunities presented over the past several years.

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