Tech Data Promotes Pat Connelly to Senior Vice President Of Credit Services, the Americas

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tech Data Corporation

    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD)
 has promoted Patrick O. Connelly, CCE, to the position of senior vice
 president of credit services, the Americas.  Prior to his promotion, Connelly
 served as vice president of credit services for the global provider of IT
 products and logistics management services.
     "Pat possesses strong management skills and has developed programs in
 concert with our sales division to provide credit offerings which enhance
 revenue opportunities for our customers. Under Pat's leadership, our credit
 services unit has grown into a primary customer service in support of
 corporate objectives," said Jeffery P. Howells, executive vice president and
 chief financial officer, Tech Data.
     Connelly leads Tech Data's credit services unit in the Americas which
 provides a variety of creative credit and financing options for technology
 resellers such as "floorplanning," leasing, open account terms, joint purchase
 orders, escrow accounts, direct debit, electronic funds transfer, credit
 cards, COD and cashier's checks.  Under Connelly's leadership, the company has
 developed a series of business development seminars that help customers fully
 leverage their credit options, identify credit-worthy business partnerships
 and improve their day-to-day business operations.
     Connelly joined Tech Data in 1994 and has over 26 years of management
 experience with such Fortune 500 organizations as UNISYS Corporation and Wang
 Laboratories.  He is an adjunct professor at Dartmouth College and the
 University of South Florida teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in
 international trade, marketing and finance as well as domestic business and
 financial management.  A Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force from
 1964-1972, Connelly earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at
 Austin and an MBA from the University of South Florida.  Connelly received the
 Executive Award from the National Association of Credit Manager's Graduate
 School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College and the
 International Executive Award from Finance Credit International Business's
 Global Management Program, held at Georgetown University. He is fluent in
 French and Thai.
 
     About Tech Data
     Tech Data Corporation founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT
 products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 95th on
 the Fortune 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000
 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin
 America, Europe and the Middle East.  Tech Data's extensive service offering
 includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options
 and configuration services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic
 commerce solutions. The company generated sales of $20.4 billion for its most
 recent fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2001.
 
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    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD)
 has promoted Patrick O. Connelly, CCE, to the position of senior vice
 president of credit services, the Americas.  Prior to his promotion, Connelly
 served as vice president of credit services for the global provider of IT
 products and logistics management services.
     "Pat possesses strong management skills and has developed programs in
 concert with our sales division to provide credit offerings which enhance
 revenue opportunities for our customers. Under Pat's leadership, our credit
 services unit has grown into a primary customer service in support of
 corporate objectives," said Jeffery P. Howells, executive vice president and
 chief financial officer, Tech Data.
     Connelly leads Tech Data's credit services unit in the Americas which
 provides a variety of creative credit and financing options for technology
 resellers such as "floorplanning," leasing, open account terms, joint purchase
 orders, escrow accounts, direct debit, electronic funds transfer, credit
 cards, COD and cashier's checks.  Under Connelly's leadership, the company has
 developed a series of business development seminars that help customers fully
 leverage their credit options, identify credit-worthy business partnerships
 and improve their day-to-day business operations.
     Connelly joined Tech Data in 1994 and has over 26 years of management
 experience with such Fortune 500 organizations as UNISYS Corporation and Wang
 Laboratories.  He is an adjunct professor at Dartmouth College and the
 University of South Florida teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in
 international trade, marketing and finance as well as domestic business and
 financial management.  A Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force from
 1964-1972, Connelly earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at
 Austin and an MBA from the University of South Florida.  Connelly received the
 Executive Award from the National Association of Credit Manager's Graduate
 School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College and the
 International Executive Award from Finance Credit International Business's
 Global Management Program, held at Georgetown University. He is fluent in
 French and Thai.
 
     About Tech Data
     Tech Data Corporation founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT
 products, logistics management and other value-added services. Ranked 95th on
 the Fortune 500, the company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000
 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin
 America, Europe and the Middle East.  Tech Data's extensive service offering
 includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options
 and configuration services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic
 commerce solutions. The company generated sales of $20.4 billion for its most
 recent fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2001.
 
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