Bourns Receives Prestigious TTI 2012 Global Operations Excellence Award

Riverside, Calif., May 23, 2013 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that TTI, Inc., a global distributor of connector, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has awarded its prestigious 2012 TTI Global Operations Excellence Award to Bourns. Bourns was recognized as the supplier which earned TTI's Supplier Excellence Award in three regions - the Americas, Europe and Asia, and the company that received the highest total points globally. Bourns previously announced that it had been awarded TTI's Supplier Excellence Award at the Diamond Level for its Americas and European operations and at the Gold Level for its Asia operations. The TTI Supplier Excellence program measures sales and management support, on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems. The award ceremony was held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Meeting during EDS in Las Vegas, on May 7, 2013.

"The dedication and commitment to excellence by the Bourns team to support TTI in all three of our sales regions was evident throughout the year, and we commend Bourns for their outstanding global coordination that resulted in this most prestigious level of recognition," said Melanie Pizzey, vice president global product operations at TTI, Inc. "Since 1995, the TTI Supplier Excellence program has been a huge success for us partnering with our supplier network to continuously improve performance that translates into enhanced customer service."  

"It is very gratifying that TTI has recognized the Bourns team for its customer and distribution partner support skills on a regional and now a global scale," said Kelly Vogt, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. "The 2012 Global Operations Excellence Award is TTI's highest supplier recognition, and I congratulate our exceptional team for earning this prestigious award through consistent, excellent efforts and superior service."

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI along with its subsidiary Mouser Electronics, employs 3,800 with 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. TTI's previous acquisitions include Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, Mateleco, France, Net-Aye, Israel, Campbell Collins, U.K., and NPCS Autotronics, China. For more information about TTI, visit

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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