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Kimball Electronics Group Recognized with Future Electronics Global Customer of the Year 2013 Award
Apr 01, 2014

future_glb_customer_award_2013On March 19th, Kimball Electronics was recognized by Future Electronics with the "Global Customer of the Year 2013" Award. The award was presented to Don Charron, President of Kimball Electronics, during the Future Electronics world-wide sales conference held in Montreal. Beginning in 2010, Kimball Electronics and Future Electronics embarked on a strategic partnership journey. Future Electronics began by supporting Kimball Electronics globally with an annual material commodity quote and savings process. Over the past 4 years, the partnership has developed and now includes managed inventory solutions, freight programs, and aggressive global cost savings programs; all aimed at providing material savings that allow Kimball Electronics to be best in class and cost competitive at all six of their world-wide facilities.

"Future has truly committed to the process of continuous improvement and strategic partnership to get the best value for our purchasing dollar," stated Don Charron, President of Kimball Electronics. "It is an honor to be awarded Future Electronics 2013 Customer of the Year and we look forward to continued partnership and support."

Rick Hawron, Corporate Vice President of Future Electronics, stated, "For over 10 years Future Electronics has had the pleasure of collaborating with Kimball Electronics to develop leading edge supply chain solutions for their 6 manufacturing sites and through to their global customer base. During this association we have developed programs that provide extreme flexibility and assurance of supply that significantly reduces both lead time as well as customer liability. Our ongoing partnership strives to continue these developments to ensure that both Kimball and Future Electronics remain at the forefront of supply chain innovation."

About Future Electronics:

Founded in 1968, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 169 locations in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.

The company's success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle. More information is available at