MIAMI, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Corp., the world's largest specialized wireless distributor and leader in wireless services, has been named the top Hispanic-owned business in the U.S. by HispanicBusiness.com in the publication's 2013 HispanicBusiness 500 rankings. Brightstar led with $6.3 billion in revenues reported in 2012. The company has topped the rankings in five of the past six years.
"Achieving top-ranking in the HB 500 reflects the tremendous effort our people have put forth to make Brightstar a global wireless leader," said Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO of Brightstar Corp. "In 2012 we realized solid returns on our key strategic initiative to diversify, offering a full suite of wireless services and solutions. We executed with precision and discipline and are well-positioned for future growth."
In March 2013, Claure was honored by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the organization's Hispanic Leadership Awards. Last year, Brightstar was recognized as the top Latino-owned corporation in the U.S. by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) for the second consecutive year.
"Brightstar is especially committed to the Hispanic community as it embraces its deep Hispanic roots, and is proud to be a diverse, thriving Hispanic-owned business," said Claure.
Brightstar is the world's largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers, with a local presence on six continents. Brightstar's industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection and insurance services, buy-back and trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions and financial services. Annual revenues were $6.3 billion for the period ended December 31, 2012. The company is ranked #58 on the Forbes 2012 List of America's Largest Private Companies. Brightstar is also the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.
SOURCE Brightstar Corp.