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Ingram Micro's Telecom Integration Division Adds Mod-Tap, Prestolite to Structured Wiring Product Offering

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc., the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, today announced that it's Telecom Integration Division has signed two new distribution agreements with Harvard, Mass.-based MOD-TAP and Southfield, Michigan-based Prestolite Wire Corp. The agreements secure the company's position in the structured wiring arena, allowing its resellers to provide the networking cabling and connectivity needed to enable high performance data and voice transmission.

"In early March, we entered the structured wiring arena. At this point, we are thrilled to expand our offering by partnering with MOD-TAP and Presolite," said Laura Skinner, vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro's Telecom Integration Division. "Wiring is the backbone of any voice/data solution and we look forward to continuing to offer VARs and Interconnects the missing piece they need to complete the computer telephony integration (CTI) puzzle."

Skinner continued, "The issue of connectivity represents an incremental business opportunity for our resellers. Many times, after selling their end user a full complement of hardware, software and CTI tools, resellers often outsource the wiring of the job. Now, resellers can purchase wire, cabling, connectors and modular hardware at Ingram Micro, the same place they turn to for CTI solutions. This further demonstrates Ingram Micro's commitment to becoming a one-stop shop for CTI solutions."

Ingram Micro resellers can now choose from a broad selection of structured wiring system solutions, from high performance data cables to high quality connectivity products, like information outlets, patch panels, distribution frames, etc. Ingram Micro now offers their reseller customers end-to-end system solutions for a wide range of applications.

"We are excited to partner with Ingram Micro to bring our full line of solutions to the reseller channel. With the convergence of voice and data, the Ingram Micro-MOD-TAP alliance will complement our business and provide an expanded communications solution to a broader range of users," said Tom Nichols, Channels Marketing Manager for MOD-TAP.

"Prestolite's partnership with Ingram Micro, will add tremendous value for resellers," said Preston Speers, vice president and general manager of Prestolite Wire Corporation. "Now, it will be easier for Ingram Micro's VARs and Interconnects to fulfill their customers' structured wiring needs, and provide a higher level of service. This partnership will help Prestolite penetrate the reseller channel."


Headquartered in Harvard, Massachusetts, MOD-TAP designs and manufactures structured cabling systems and components offering complete end-to-end solutions for physical layer networking. MOD-TAP services and supports the communication requirements of end users worldwide, with manufacturing operations in Manchester, NH, England, Poland, and Australia and sales offices in 15 countries. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Molex, Incorporated (NASDAQ:MOLX) (NASDAQ:and) (NASDAQ:MOLXA) , MOD-TAP continues to strive towards the highest level of manufacturing and services for the global multimedia structured cabling market. Contact MOD-TAP at

About Prestolite Wire Corp.

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Prestolite Wire is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty wire and cable products for the data communication market, including the most advanced unshielded twisted pair and fiber optic cables available. Prestolite Wire has made significant investments to the future, more than doubling factory capacity and installing state-of-the-art process controls. Prestolite wire serves a diverse global customer base with innovative, high quality structured wiring and automotive products from six facilities in North and South America. Contact Prestolite Wire at

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with 1997 sales of more than $16.5 billion. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries and distribute more than 145,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro can be found at

Ingram Micro is a trademark used under license by Ingram Micro. Inc. All other logos, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

Source: Ingram Micro Inc.

Contact: Sandi Hill of Ingram Micro Inc., 714-382-4719, or




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