Tech Data's Pete Peterson Selected by ExecRank as a Top Sales Executive for 2012

Tech Data's Pete Peterson Selected by ExecRank as a Top Sales Executive for

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and
services, today announced that Pete Peterson, the company's senior vice
president, U.S. Sales, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank
as a "Top Sales Executive" for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years
of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Sales
Officers (CSO), which yielded an algorithm for ranking Sales Executives based
on their performance in 24 key areas.

"I am honored for the recognition by ExecRank and pleased to be included among
the distinguished list of CSOs," said Peterson. "Ensuring our customers are
given the tools they need to be successful in the constantly changing world of
IT is a key focus for my team. I look forward to the invaluable opportunities
we can provide to our channel partners that will lead to continued profitable
growth in the New Year."

According to Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank,
"Tech Data has an impressively diverse client base. Mr. Peterson's strong
record of success in sales and in building relationships with customers has
made him a valuable asset in spreading his company's reputation for
identifying the needs of their customers, and providing them with the right
technology to stay on top of their fields. He is highly regarded in the IT
distribution industry, as well as among other sales executives."

About Peterson

Peterson leads Tech Data's nationwide Inside and Field Sales teams, providing
tens of thousands of U.S. resellers expert support in a wide range of IT
products and services. He also oversees the company's extensive Government,
Technical and Integration Services organizations, which offer customers an
array of value-added support they can leverage to grow their businesses and
streamline operations. Peterson has previously held numerous leadership
positions at Tech Data, most recently as senior vice president and general
manager of the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. He has also
served as vice president, East and Government Sales.

ExecRank evaluated over 15,000 Sales Executives this year to rank only the Top
250. 2012 has seen a heavy focus on online integration for sales strategies,
as well as engagement strategies that break through the clutter and show a
positive return on investment. This year also saw many sales executives serve
on boards of directors and display a skill set that is applicable to multiple
industries, and these achievements factored heavily into these rankings as

For the complete rankings, please visit

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of
technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics
capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than
100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales
for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune
500^®. To learn more, visit

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About ExecRank

ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have
achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition.
ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative
figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business
book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other
business media companies, Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world's top
business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO,
CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of
the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending,
proprietary algorithm that took two years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is
uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives.
ExecRank rankings reach over six million readers a year in the United States
alone given its partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows
and more.

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