GTDC Announces 2013 U.S. "Rising Star" Award Winners

GTDC Announces 2013 U.S. "Rising Star" Award Winners 
Eighth-Annual Honors Reflect Strong Revenue Growth Through
Distributors Across Broad Technology Spectrum 
NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/11/13 --  GTDC U.S. VENDOR
SUMMIT The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) today
announced the recipients of its esteemed U.S. Rising Star Awards,
which recognize tech companies with exceptional sales growth through
U.S. distributors over the past year. GTDC members are the world's
most successful technology distributors, driving more than $130
billion in product sales across the globe. The GTDC's 8th U.S. Rising
Star Awards were presented Sept. 10 in Newport Beach, Calif., at the
annual dinner event kicking off the organization's two-day Vendor
Summit conference at the Fairmont Hotel.  
The 12 U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze GTDC Rising Star winners, listed
below by revenue categories, were selected based on year-over-year
sales growth rates within The NPD Group's Distributor Track(R).  


 
              Hardware companies with revenue of $500 Million+           
                                                                         
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                 COMPANY                      RISING STAR RANKING        
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                 Samsung                              Gold               
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                   EMC                               Silver              
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                  NetApp                             Bronze              
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       Hardware companies with revenue of $100 Million - $500 Million    
                                                                         
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                 COMPANY                      RISING STAR RANKING        
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                  Sharp                               Gold               
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             Juniper Networks                        Silver              
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                 Brocade                             Bronze              
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        Hardware companies with revenue of $25 Million - $100 Million    
                                                                         
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                 COMPANY                      RISING STAR RANKING        
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              Isilon Systems                          Gold               
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                 Symantec                            Silver              
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              Aruba Networks                         Bronze              
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               Software companies with revenue of $20 Million+           
                                                                         
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                 COMPANY                      RISING STAR RANKING        
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               RSA Security                           Gold               
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            CommVault Systems                        Silver              
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                 Autodesk                            Bronze              
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Rising Star Awards Methodology 
 Sales results for Rising Star award
winners are based on actual U.S. revenue over the past year, as
reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its
Distributor Track(R) service. 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. To be
eligible for a Rising Star award, vendors are required to have sold
corresponding products through tech distributors for a minimum of one
year.  
2013 GTDC U.S. Vendor Summit 
 The 2013 GTDC U.S. Vendor Summit --
the industry's premier gathering of tech distribution leaders,
channel executives and research analysts -- continues today with a
broad range of panels, presentations and breakout sessions focused on
key trends, issues and opportunities. This year's featured keynote
speaker is SAP CEO Bill McDermott. More than 200 executives are
attending the 2013 Summit, including representatives of approximately
70 different tech companies. For more information on the Summit and
other GTDC events, go to http://www.gtdc.org/events.php 
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 2,000 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, entertainment, fashion, food, home and
office, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more
information, contact us or visit npd.com and
http://www.npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and
@npdgroup. 
About The Global Technology Distribution Council 
 The Global
Technology Distribution Council, GTDC, is the industry consortium
representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members
drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products,
services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC
members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data, ALSO-Actebis (SIX:
ALSN), DCC SerCom, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT),
Computer Gross Italia, Computerlinks, Copaco N.V., D&H, Esprinet
(PRT.MI), Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Officer Distribuidora,
Redington (BSE: REDI), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource
(NASDAQ: SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), 20:20
Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.  
GTDC MEDIA CONTACT: 
Chuck Miller 
(727) 432-4097 
cmiller@commcentric.com 
 
 
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