The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that TTI, Inc. - a world leading specialist in electronic component distribution - has joined ERA as a global distributor member. TTI is the latest addition to ERA's fast-growing membership, which now includes authorized distributors of electronic components.

"TTI and the rep community have been joined at the hip since our beginning so it was only natural that we join the Electronics Rep Association when they amended their charter to include distributors," says TTI Senior Vice President Americas Michael Knight. "The electronic component industry of late has been more challenging than normal for all involved, including end customers, and TTI is a big believer in the power of industry associations to help us all successfully navigate and accelerate through whatever comes our way. As Ben Franklin is known for saying, 'We must all hang together for surely we will all hang separately.' "

ERA CEO Walter E. Tobin comments on the importance of this new relationship, "TTI, one of the world's leading electronics distributors with an extensive product line and supply chain, delivers top-level service and customer excellence. TTI has been a long-term supporter of ERA's national conference, and we are excited to welcome them as our latest global distributor member."

About TTI, Inc. TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.

About ERA The 81-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries and manufacturers who go to market through representative firms. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers' representatives and the principals they represent. ERA member representative firms (often called "reps") provide field sales services on an exclusive basis to manufacturers of related (but non-competing) products in a defined territory. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.