KOA Speer Receives Top Supplier TTI Awards for 2012


Bradford, PA – KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announces that they have once again received the Platinum Level, Diamond, and Best Quality Awards from TTI. The TTI Supplier Excellence Award Program represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI. The program is centered on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems.



KOA Speer has been a Supplier Excellence Award recipient in 17 of 18 years that TTI has presented the awards. The Platinum Level Excellence Award is an honor that can only be achieved after superior performance for a minimum of 5 consecutive years. This year also marks the third consecutive year that KOA Speer receives the Diamond and Best Quality awards, which are awarded to the supplier with the overall highest point achievement, and to the supplier who scores the highest in each of the possible Quality categories.



Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Product Operations, said, "The TTI Supplier Excellence program has been instrumental in fostering continuous improvement in supplier and distributor performance since the program's inception in 1995. Each year we raise the bar in our program and the suppliers who earned recognition for 2012 performance have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to excellence."



“We are extremely pleased to receive these three awards from TTI,” Christopher Forbes, KOA Speer National Distributor Sales Manager stated. “Additionally, achieving these awards not only represents the dedication of all KOA employees to TTI, but also management’s commitment and overall operating philosophy for excellence.”



About TTI, Inc.

TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry 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 3,800 with 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. TTI's previous acquisitions include Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, Mateleco, France, Net-Aye, Israel, Campbell Collins, U.K., and NPCS Autotronics, China. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.



About KOA Speer:

KOA Speer Electronics, an ISO 9001:2000 and TS-16949 certified company, has served the electronics industry since 1980. KOA Speer’s wide range of products includes thick and thin film resistors, current sensing resistors and resistor arrays; thermal sensors, fuses and varistors for circuit protection; wire wound, multilayer, power and thin film inductors; ceramic capacitors and ferrite bead EMI/EMC filters; and diodes, LTCC’s and modules. The company has introduced over 200 new products in the past few years.



KOA Speer Electronics is an affiliate of KOA Corporation, whose global presence includes corporate headquarters in Japan, a European sales office and twenty-four manufacturing facilities located throughout the Pacific Rim. The KOA Speer product family of surface mount and leaded passive components is ideal for diverse markets including telecommunications, computers, automotive, consumer and industrial controls.



For more information, contact:

Dawn McGriff

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc.

199 Bolivar Drive

Bradford, PA 16701

(P) 814-362-5536 ext. 266

(F) 814-362-8883



www.koaspeer.com



Tim Glass

Altman-Hall Associates

235 W. 7th Street

Erie, PA 16501

(P) 814-454-0158



www.altman-hall.com


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