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KOA Speer Receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards from TTI

Bradford, PA - June 13, 2017 - KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announced they have received TTI's 2016 Platinum, Diamond and Best Quality Awards for Supplier Excellence. The TTI Americas Supplier Excellence Award Program represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier's performance within TTI. The SEA 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 21 of 22 years that TTI has presented the awards.

Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Business Operations, stated "We are pleased to announce this year's Diamond Award and the Best Quality Award will be presented to KOA Speer Electronics for the seventh year in a row, acknowledging their distinguished performance in the Americas for 2016. KOA Speer has continued to demonstrate their dedication and commitment to excellence." The Diamond and Best Quality awards 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. The Platinum Level Excellence Award is an honor that can only be achieved after superior performance for a minimum of 5 consecutive years.

Chris Forbes, KOA Speer National Distributor Sales Manager, commented, "We thank TTI for recognizing the efforts of our entire organization, from manufacturing to shipping and everything in between.  Meeting the Supplier Excellence criteria is a challenge in and of itself, say nothing of winning the regional Best Quality and Diamond Awards."

About TTI:
TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.

About KOA Speer:
KOA Corporation, whose global presence includes corporate headquarters in Japan, and sales locations in the USA, Germany, China and Singapore, offers a wide range of products which include thick and thin film resistors, current sensing resistors and resistor arrays; thermal sensors, fuses and varistors; wire wound, multilayer, power and thin film inductors; LTCC's and modules. KOA Speer Electronics, an affiliate of KOA Corporation, has served the electronics industry since 1980. Visit www.koaspeer.com