bestinclassawardMouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has announced the recipients of its Annual Mouser Best in Class Award. The award recognizes the supplier Key Account Manager or Distribution Channel Manager who performed at the highest level to support engineering marketing programs and new product launches in 2011.

The awards ceremony was held August 1, 2011 during the 16th Annual Mouser-Supplier Golf Tournament near the distributors’ global headquarters in the D/FW Metroplex. Winners of the Best in Class Award were selected using five criteria: ­Promoting product lines within Mouser; finding creative solutions to grow Mouser and supplier market share; partnering strategically with the Mouser team to streamline business; working together to launch new products; and finally, maximizing Mouser’s unique value proposition within their own businesses.

Winners of the 2011 Mouser Best in Class Award are:

Embedded Products:
Sue Rios, Channel Sales Manager – North America, Digi International

Karen Hiatt, Director of Channel Sales, NAFTA, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor, Inc.

Dee Thomas, Manager, Americas Corporate Distribution, Maxim Integrated Products
Ryan Crouch, Corporate Sales Director, Freescale Semiconductor

Steve Nye, Distribution Strategic Account Manager, Vishay Intertechnology
Cheryl Swaim, Account Executive, KEMET
Doug Lippincott, Distribution Sales Manager, Panasonic Electronic Components

Circuit Protection:
Dawn Manhart, Corporate Distribution Manager, Littelfuse

Anna Greashaber, Global Channel Marketing Manager, Honeywell Sensing and Control
Deb Howson, Regional Distribution Manager – Central Region, Honeywell Sensing and Control

Dee Fuller, Distribution Sales Manager, Amphenol Industrial
Doug Steele, VP Global Distribution, Harwin
Larry Buckley, Global Key Account Manager, 3M

“Out of our 450 suppliers, it’s a great honor to recognize these Best in Class individuals,” says Glenn Smith, Mouser Electronics President and CEO. “We want to thank these professionals who have been so supportive over the past year. Our success is due in large part to the commitment of our suppliers; they are instrumental in helping us introduce the newest technologies to our customers. Our mission to become the most preferred global design fulfillment distributor is strengthened by these best in class associates who share our vision. Thank you and congratulations to each of these winners.”

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