Future Electronics has won the 2014 Global Distributor of the Year award from Diodes Incorporated.
The award is the top prize awarded by Diodes to its line-up of distributors across the EMEA region, North America and Asia. Growth in sales, design wins for new products, and size of available-to-sell inventory were key factors in Future’s success.
According to Diodes, much of Future Electronics’ superior performance could be attributed to its policy of holding much larger stocks of inventory, relative to its size, than any other components distributor in the world. It enabled OEMs and contract manufacturers to benefit from ready availability of all Diodes products from Future Electronics, including the new families of logic semiconductors that Diodes has recently introduced as it expands from its traditional strengths in discrete semiconductors and power ICs.
Diodes also paid tribute to Future Electronics’ success in serving customers with global operations. Mark King, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Diodes, said: ‘Future Electronics is extremely good at communicating internally across the EMEA, Asia and North America regions, making sure that customers enjoy a seamless Future Electronics service even if products are designed in one region and assembled in another. This really helps Diodes’ customers, because they know that when they use a Diodes product in a design, they will have no difficulty getting supply from Future Electronics when the design goes into volume production.’
Ralf Buehler, managing director of Future Electronics (EMEA), said: ‘The Future Electronics service is based on the twin foundations of excellent technical support and easy availability of production volumes from stock. I am really delighted that this has enabled us to substantially increase our sales of Diodes’ products in 2014, and look forward to enjoying similar success in 2015.’
Team effort: l to r Stephen Haust Regional VP, Alejandro Bitar Corporate VP, Will Reilly VP, Andy Sidhu Corporate VP (all Futuire Electronics), Pat Pennekamp Distribution Sales Manager, Mark King Senior VP Worldwide Marketing and Sales, both Didoes Inc), Jason Vick Supplier Development Manager, Anthony Alberga Corporate VP, Karim Yasmine Corporate VP, Matthew Rotholz Corporate VP, Todd Fiske Corporate VP, Geoffrey Annesi Corporate VP (all Future Electronics), and Rick Gonzalez Regional Sales Manager. Diodes Inc.