About the GTDC

Your Connection to the Future of Technology Channels

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry’s top distributors dedicated to serving “the channel,” a network of skilled solution providers, Internet resellers and retailers focused on providing hardware, software and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. The GTDC is governed by its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which consists of senior management representatives of the organization’s membership.

GTDC members drive $150 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through dynamic business channels. We help our members and vendors strengthen their partnerships and address industry-wide issues and opportunities. In addition, the GTDC enables vital industry insight for financial analysts and media looking for a definitive view of actual tech trends and the central role of IT distributors. Our executive-level conferences, services and research partnerships make the GTDC your one-stop resource for distribution industry information and strategic engagement.

Converting Sales to Leads

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GTDC members provide their actual sales-out data to independent research firms – the NPD Group in the U.S., and CONTEXT and GfK in Europe – for subscriber-based tracking services. No other industry research provides such insight on technology sales and pricing trends by channel.

GTDC at a Glance

Year Founded: 1998
Chief Executive Officer: Tim Curran
Total member revenue: $150 billion
Vendor partners represented: 1000+
Regions: North Americas, Latin America, Asia Pacific, EMEA

Executive Committee

The GTDC Executive Committee consists of leaders from membership and the organization’s CEO. The committee supports and helps steer the GTDC’s strategic direction, including primary goals, policies and initiatives.

 

Mike-Long_Circle-Headshot_67x67Mike Long
Chairman of the GTDC
Chairman, President, CEO
Arrow Electronics
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Tim Curran
Chief Executive Officer
GTDC
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Robert_Dutkowsky_Circle-Headshot_67x67Robert M. Dutkowsky
Chief Executive Officer
Tech Data Corporation
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KH-Lim_Circle-HeadshotK.H. Lim

Chairman, CEO
SiS International
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Alain-Monie_Circle-Headshot_67x67Alain Monié

Chief Executive Officer
Ingram Micro
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Kevin_Murai_Circle-Headshot_67x67Kevin Murai

President and CEO,
SYNNEX
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David-Grant-COO-Westcon-Comstor_Circle-HeadshotDavid Grant

COO
Westcon-Comstor
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Partner Code of Conduct

We, the members of the Global Technology Distribution Council, representing the world’s largest wholesale information technology distributors, hereby affirm the importance of adhering to the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct in the technology distribution channel around the globe. To that end we agree to the following principles to govern our conduct:

Anti-Corruption
To comply with anti-corruption laws, including but not limited to, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, everywhere we do business and not to offer money or anything else of value to government officials in order to obtain or retain business.

Competition and Antitrust Law
To comply with applicable competition and antitrust laws everywhere we do business.

Import and Export Laws
To comply with the import and export laws of the United States of America, including the EAR and OFAC regulations, as well as the import and export laws of the other countries in which we do business.

Environmental Laws
To comply with laws protecting the environment, such as WEEE and ROHS, everywhere we do business.

Privacy
To comply with laws governing protection of privacy everywhere we do business.

Cooperation with Investigations
To reasonably cooperate in any government investigation of wrongdoing in the channel.

Anonymous Means of Communication
To have means of anonymous communication such as hotlines in our companies to the extent permitted by law and not to retaliate against whistleblowers.

Code of Conduct
To have written codes of conduct to establish our expectations for appropriate behavior and to communicate these expectations to our respective employees.

Relations with Vendors and Customers
To encourage our vendors and resellers to also adhere to these principles.

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