Michelle Smith
National Distribution Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

Dedication to service and partnership cited as key factors in winning award…


Raleigh, NC (May 21, 2008) – Resistor manufacturer Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has been selected as “Easiest to Do Business With” by Arrow Electronics, Inc., a major global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.

The award is based on various factors, including having a superior on-line system, providing exceptional customer service, and being agile and responsive to the changing needs of the companies’ mutual customers.

“Stackpole’s dedication to servicing Arrow at the highest possible levels led to our presenting them with our ‘Easiest to Do Business With’ award – Passive Products’ for 2007” said Sue Hooley, Technology Business Manager. “Over the years, the people at Stackpole Electronics, Inc. have been true supply partners to Arrow and continue to find new ways to differentiate themselves on Arrow's linecard.”

“We are proud of the fact that our customers tell us Stackpole Electronics, Inc. is the best, most service-oriented supplier in the industry. We believe taking care of the customer first is the key to a long-term partnership,” said Jamie Mullane, Stackpole’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s great when we receive this type of validation of our efforts, especially from a quality organization such as Arrow Electronics.”

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road, Suite 410, Raleigh, N.C. 27607; phone 919-850-9500; fax 919-850-9504; email marketing@seielect.com; or visit the Web site at www.seielect.com.

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Guadalajara, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.