CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the appointment of Bridgette Heller to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Heller will serve as an independent director and will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee.
"Tech Data's Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome Bridgette," said Steve Raymund, chairman of the Board of Tech Data. "Her significant leadership experience at large global companies will enable her to provide valuable insight related to international operations, finance, management, and risk. We look forward to her guidance to help further the growth and success of Tech Data."
Heller has served as executive vice president, Early Life Nutrition, and a member of the Executive Committee for Danone since July 2016. From 2010 to 2015, she served as executive vice president of Merck & Co., Inc. and president of Merck Consumer Care. Prior to joining Merck, Heller was president of Johnson & Johnson's Global Baby Business Unit from 2007 to 2010 and president of their Global Baby, Kids, and Wound Care business from 2005 to 2007. Previously, she was the founder and managing partner of Heller Associates from 2002 to 2005 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Chung's Foods 2003 to 2004. Heller was with Kraft Foods from 1985 to 2002, ultimately serving as executive vice president and general manager for the North American Coffee Portfolio.
Heller served on the Board of Directors for The ADT Corporation from 2012 until May 2016, when it was acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. She also served as a director of PCA International, Inc., as well as on the National Board of Directors of Girls Incorporated for twelve years, including four as chair. Heller holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and received her B.A. in Economics and Computer Studies from Northwestern University.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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