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(Sep '16) Digi-Key Joins ERA as a New Global Distributor Member

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Digi-Key - one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world - has joined ERA as a global distributor member.

Digi-Key Joins ERA as a New Global Distributor Member

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is excited to announce that Digi-Key — one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world — has joined ERA as a global distributor member. Digi-Key’s addition is part of ERA’s efforts to expand its membership to authorized distributors of electronic components.

“As an authorized distributor of electronic components for more than four decades, Digi-Key is focused on providing the best customer service possible,” says Chris Beeson, executive vice president, sales & supplier management, for Digi-Key. “We have been a major sponsor of ERA’s conference since 2009. Joining ERA now as a distributor member will help build on Digi-Key’s existing rep initiatives and further advance our manufacturer and rep networks.”

ERA CEO Walter E. Tobin shares his thoughts on the significance of this partnership, “Digi-Key, one of the most prominent distributors in our industry, has a proven commitment to delivering customer-driven services and support. Over the years, Digi-Key has been a generous supporter of ERA and we are proud to welcome them as one of our global distributor members.”

About ERA
The 81-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries and manufacturers who go to market through representative firms. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives and the principals they represent. ERA member representative firms (often called “reps”) provide field sales services on an exclusive basis to manufacturers of related (but non-competing) products in a defined territory. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.

About Digi-Key
Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than five million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over 1.2 million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available atwww.digikey.com.

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