MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Corp., the world's largest wireless distribution company and leader in services for the wireless industry, today announced that is has been recognized as the top Latino-owned corporation in the U.S. by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). This is the second consecutive year that the company has received recognition as a top-10 Hispanic-owned business by USHCC.
"As one of the most important players in the global wireless industry and the largest Hispanic owned business in the United States, Brightstar Corporation is an example of excellence and innovation," said Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We are proud to recognize Brightstar as one of the Top Ten Hispanic Business Enterprises for 2012 and look forward to their continued success in the years to come."
"It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition from the Hispanic business leadership," said Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar Corp. "Brightstar is especially committed to the Hispanic community as it embraces its deep Hispanic roots, and is proud to carry the banner of being a diverse, thriving Hispanic-owned business in all six continents across the globe where it has a presence."
The USHCC HBE Elite honors the top 10 largest and fastest-growing Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) in the country. The recognition event took place on September 18, 2012 at the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention in Los Angeles, Calif.
In June, Brightstar was named by Hispanic Business magazine as the largest Hispanic owned business in the U.S. The company has also been nominated for the Supplier of the Year award by the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council.
About the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention
The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, the 33rd Annual National Convention features several awards banquets, networking receptions and business development workshops, bringing together over 5,000 Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, chamber leaders and public officials.
The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Wells Fargo and HBE Convention Chair, Liberty Power. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit: www.ushcc.com/convention.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit: www.ushcc.com.
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 and operations in 50 countries and territories. Brightstar's industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, handset protection and insurance, buy-back and trade-in solutions and multi-channel retail solutions. Brightstar services help customers increase product availability, expand channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time.
Brightstar's annual revenues exceeded US$5.9 billion for the period ended June 30, 2012. The company is ranked #70 on the Forbes 2011 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.