Technology Business Manager at Digi-Key receives Special Award from Harwin

Portsmouth, UK, 21 May 2018 – Advanced connector supplier Harwin has just announced the latest recipient of its Chairman’s Award. This is an occasional honor, which Harwin bestows at the personal direction of Chairman, Damon de Laszlo, to recognize individuals within the company’s expansive network of commercial partners who, through the exemplary work that they have done over the course of the last twelve months, made a significant contribution to its long-term growth and prosperity.

Anthony Bruggeman, Technology Business Manager for Interconnects at global distribution firm Digi-Key Electronics, has been confirmed as this year’s winner. This is in acknowledgement of the substantial influence he has had in maintaining the effectiveness of Harwin’s supply chain operation and ensuring that worldwide customer requirements are met in a timely manner. Anthony, who has been a member of the Digi-Key staff for over twenty years, is responsible for compiling detailed stock analytic data for its entire connector related portfolio. In this capacity, he plays a pivotal role in keeping enough Harwin stock from each product line in the Digi-Key inventory and identifying where there are future opportunities to generate greater sales revenue.

“Together with the other members of the Harwin board, I would like to congratulate Anthony on this award and thank him for his continued efforts to make our supply chain ever more efficient and better able to cope with rising demands. Alongside the rest of the highly-experienced team at Digi-Key, he has helped to strengthen the presence of both our high-reliability and industrial connector offerings in key markets internationally. As a result, Digi-Key holds the position of being Harwin’s number one stocking distributor,” said Damon de Laszlo of Harwin.

“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from Harwin,” added Anthony Bruggeman of Digi-Key. “It will serve to further encourage me and my colleagues to strive harder to achieve even more for Harwin in the year ahead.”

About Digi-Key Electronics Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service distributor of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than 6.8 million products from over 750 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over 1.4 million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at

About Harwin Harwin is renowned worldwide for producing high reliability interconnect solutions that can deal with the most exacting of application demands – attending to the defense, aerospace, space, industrial, oil/gas and motorsport sectors. Over the course of the last 65 years, the company has continued to set new benchmarks in terms of innovation, automation and service, through ongoing investment in advanced equipment and the training of its staff. Harwin’s team of highly skilled engineers have been responsible for developing an impressive array of ‘must not fail’ connector products that outperform the competition. These include the Gecko (1.25mm pitch), Datamate (2mm pitch), Mix-Tek (combined signal, power and coax) and high temperature M300 (3mm pitch) product lines. In addition, the company offers easy-to-implement EMI/RFI shielding solutions, a comprehensive portfolio PCB hardware (spacers, links, bridges, terminals, test points, etc.) and a broad range of industry standard connectors. All these products are available with short lead times via its extensive sales and distribution network. Harwin’s global reach enables it to respond rapidly to customer needs, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, the USA, Germany, France and Singapore. For more information, visit:

For more details contact: Ben Green – Head of New Business, Marketing & Communications, Harwin Tel: +44 2392 314 532

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