Clearwater, FL—Tech Data Corporation, a distributor of IT products and services, was ranked as a World’s Most Admired Company by Fortune magazine for the fourth straight year. Tech Data is the highest ranked end-to-end distributor in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category, ranking third overall in the sector.
“I am pleased to recognize our dedicated team of more than 9,000 employees around the world for our inclusion on this prestigious list for the fourth straight year,” said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data. “Our team’s continued strategic focus on execution, diversification and innovation has helped us navigate challenging global environments and deliver results for our customers, vendor partners and shareholders. We also remain committed to serving the communities in which we operate and creating an environment of growth and engagement for our people.”
The World’s Most Admired list is compiled on behalf of Fortune by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, through surveying more than 3,800 company executives, directors and industry analysts. Companies are ranked by nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services and global competitiveness. The Hay Group compiled its data from approximately 1,400 companies: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue and non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more. A total of 687 companies from 30 countries were surveyed.
The 2013 list of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies is available at fortune.com. The complete list will be featured in Fortune’s March 18, 2013 issue.
In addition, Tech Data, which recently added Zagg Inc.’s full line of accessories to its portfolio, is ranked #109 on the Fortune 500. techdata.com