About the GTDC

A Central Role in the Technology Market 

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 wholesale distributors dedicated to serving “the channel,” a network of skilled VARs, 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 more than $130 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 

NPD_logo_CMYK_PositiveGTDC 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. The data is used by numerous vendors, industry analysts and institutional investors to fully understand weekly and monthly demand, including the best-performing brands and product categories by market segment.

Rising Star_GenericThis information is also the basis for the GTDC’s annual Rising Star honors, recognizing the fastest-growing vendors through technology distributors.

GTDC at a Glance 

Year Founded: 1998
Chief Executive Officer: Tim Curran
Total member revenue: $130 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
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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,
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Julian-Dent_Circle-HeadshotDolph Westerbos
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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:

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.

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.