September 23, 2010 in Content/Service News

GTDC Honors Samsung for Outstanding U.S. Sales Growth Through Distribution

GTDC SUMMIT, NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2010 – In stark contrast to recent economic conditions, Samsung Enterprise Business Division grew sales through its U.S. IT distribution partners faster than competitors during the past 12 months. In recognition of this accomplishment, the company was honored yesterday with a bronze ‘Rising Star’ award by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution. GTDC members represent more than $100 billion in annual worldwide ‘channel’ sales.

Samsung’s exceptional performance was noted from among hundreds of IT manufacturers and publishers who rely on GTDC distributors to supply inventory to technology solution providers worldwide. A formal ceremony takes place at the annual GTDC Summit which brings together top IT distribution executives, channel leaders from major technology companies and other industry experts.

“In a year of tremendous momentum in product development for the channel, we are honored to be recognized by GTDC for our achievements,” said Doug Albregts,vice president of sales and marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. . “We’re looking forward to expanding our footprint in the channel and continuing to develop our offerings for existing and new partners in the coming year.”

“Samsung’s outstanding U.S. growth through IT distributors over the past year reflects strong overall commitment to channel partners,” commented Tim Curran, GTDC CEO. “Such success is even more impressive considering how economic conditions have forced many businesses to do more with less. Companies like Samsung are showing they have the products, programs and proactive engagement to address the changing needs of partners as well as end users.”

Sales figures that determine Rising Star award winners are based on the past year’s actual U.S. revenue as calculated by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through IT distributors for a minimum of one year. Categories include:

- $500 million or more in U.S. distribution sales/highest year-over-year market share growth

- $100 - $500 million in U.S. distribution sales/highest year-over-year revenue growth

- $20 million - $100 million in U.S. distribution sales/highest year-over-year revenue growth

- Software publishers with sales of at least $15 million/highest year-over-year revenue growth

(Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest.)

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC), the world’s largest technology company based on revenue. As one of the fastest growing IT companies in the world, Samsung EBD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung EBD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, laptop computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About The NPD Group, Inc.

The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,700 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information on The NPD Group and Distributor Track, visit

About The Global Technology Distribution Council

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry’s top wholesale distributors dedicated to serving “the channel,” a network of skilled value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware, software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC members include AB. S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, Actebis, ALSO (VTX: ALSN), Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia, DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Magirus AG, Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC), Synnex (NYSE:SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), Westcoast LTD and Westcon.

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