Aerco wins first-ever Smiths Interconnect EMEA Distributor Award for design-in service

Left to right: Paul Bandy, director of products, Aerco; Mark Ogden, product manager, Aerco; Rob Laughton, managing director, Aerco; Guiseppe Lancella, vice president, global distribution Smiths Interconnect; Mario Patane, EMEA distribution manager, Smiths Interconnect

Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-reliability markets, has been awarded the accolade of EMEA Distributor of the Year 2017 for Design-In Activities by Smiths Interconnect.  This is the first year that Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically-differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products, has run a distributor recognition programme, which recognises outstanding achievement by its distributors in Asia, the Americas and EMEA. Just three awards were given in EMEA, each recognising a different aspect of expertise in distribution.

Presenting the award to the Aerco team, Giuseppe Lancella, vice president global distribution, Smiths Interconnect commented: “The awards follow the distributors’ performance evaluation program that was implemented to strengthen and increase the value of the sales channel globally, and through them we encourage our partners to continue to work with us as an integral part of our internal sales force. We’re delighted to publicly recognise all our nine global winners for the hard work they have done throughout the year. In EMEA, Aerco’s Design-In service is recognised for achieving extremely high levels of customer satisfaction and an outstanding number of design-ins.”

Accepting the award, Rob Laughton, managing director, Aerco replied: ”It is a genuine honour and pleasure to be the first winner of the Smiths Interconnect EMEA Distributor Award for Design-In. The members of our Design Support team are all product specialists, recruited for their expertise in components and trained to increase their skill and knowledge even further. They work closely with all our suppliers, including Smiths Interconnect, with whom we enjoy a particularly strong partnership which benefits our mutual customers.”

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