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Omron Awards Digi-Key's Bruce Olson Asset Manager of the Year

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Omron Electronic Components honored Digi-Key Corporation's Mr. Bruce Olson with the 2013 Asset Manager of the Year award on May 12 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Presenting the award were Yoshihiro Taniguchi, President and CEO of Omron Switch and Devices Corporation, Ucchi Uchida, Business Planning Manager at Omron Electronic Components, and Caroline Wells, Communications and Channel Manager at Omron Electronic Components.

Mr. Olson was recognized as the best-in-class Asset Manager from among Omron's authorized distributors. Careful analysis, review, and action with respect to Omron's inventory at Digi-Key were the major factors in the award selection process. Digi-Key's breadth, depth, and in-stock ratio of Omron product have reached unprecedented levels since the involvement of Mr. Olson.

Kris Whitehouse, Director of Sales Solutions at Omron Electronic Components, commented on Mr. Olson's honor, "Bruce and the Digi-Key asset management team have done an exceptional job over the past few years of monitoring and improving Omron's inventory position. His leadership with respect to Omron inventory at Digi-Key was a major factor in supporting Digi-Key's impressive sales growth in 2013."

"We are excited to see Bruce's hard work recognized with the Asset Manager of the Year award from Omron," said Tom Busher, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passives, and Electromechanical Product at Digi-Key. "His efforts play an integral role in ensuring our customers around the world have unhindered access to the latest in Omron's broad portfolio of quality products, and we thank him for his tireless efforts on our behalf."

About Omron

For over 80 years, Omron Electronic Components has been a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced electronic components. Extensive product groups include relays, switches, connectors, MEMS flow sensors, pressure sensors, and optical components. Omron Electronic Components is the Americas subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a $7.6 billion global leading supplier of electronics and control system components and services. Omron's broad product offering can be found in applications for the communications, transportation, medical, HVAC, appliance, industrial automation, consumer electronics, test and measurement, and gaming markets around the world. Omron Electronic Components has an extensive sales support network consisting of Sales Professionals, Inside Sales and Customer Service Representatives, Technical Sales Assistants, and an authorized distributor network.

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