This year's distributor listing
Ingram Micro announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase BrightPoint, Inc., for an estimated value of $840 million.
Brightpoint announced this week that Brightpoint North America L.P. has reached an agreement to distribute products from Duracell Powermat.
Brightpoint, Inc., said this week that it is consolidating its Touchstone Wireless operations from Bristol, Tenn., into its existing facilities in Fort Worth, Tex. and Plainfield, Ind.
Global Warranty Group this week announced that it has named Rick DeFino its vice president of sales for the wireless division. DeFino is a 25-year sales and business development veteran who has worked for CellStar, Brightpoint, American Wireless and AWI.
A few months back, Richard Glikes asked the board of the Home Technology Specialists of America for the okay to develop a program that would enable members to sell smartphones and other network-enabled wireless devices, such as tablets.
His reasoning was based on the obvious: The products are extremely popular, especially with younger demographics, and they interact with home A/V and control systems. “You can argue both sides,” Glikes said. “One school of thought is ‘stick to your core business.’ The other is ‘go where the action is.’ If you are the technology leaders, you need to have the latest technology.” But the HTSA board’s answer to Glikes came back a unanimous “no.”
Brightpoint Inc. announced Tuesday that it has named Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and the nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security, to its board of directors.
Lexmark International has added Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, InkStop, MicroCenter and Fry's to its distribution footprint. Products going to these retailers include the Professional Series line of printers and all-in-ones (AIOs) for the small office/home office (SOHO) and small and medium business (SMB) markets.
Director, The Edge Distributors Group Age: 34 Career History: A 17-year veteran of the CE industry, McGregor has worn many hats. She started with MobilWorks, working as a buyer for car audio, security and communications. In 1997, she was recruited to Wireless Stockroom as director of purchasing. She also worked with cell phone accessories but also with fulfillment distribution and a call center for wireless carriers. In 1999, McGregor moved to E-Town as merchandise manager, working with AV accessories, furniture, wireless and digital imaging for the company’s online retail portal. She also manned the customer service call center. She then returned to Wireless Stockroom,