AUSTIN, Texas – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), an industry leader in electronic components, is pleased to present Mel Foster Company (MFC) with the 2021 New Product Introduction (NPI) Acceleration Award.

Abracon’s NPI Acceleration Award recognizes the manufacturer’s representative company that accomplished the largest sales growth for new products during 2021. Ed Thurmes, Distribution Director at MFC, accepted the award during the 2022 ERA Conference.

"Mel Foster is honored to receive this award from Abracon. With their continued commitment to growth and product expansion, Abracon is poised to once again be one of our fastest-growing suppliers," said Thurmes. "We truly appreciate the partnership and look forward to a great 2022 and beyond!"

“The sales leadership within MFC is second to none. They are widely recognized and acknowledged as a class organization throughout the electronics components industry. MFC recognizes their customer's need to distinguish their product features with the latest technology offering," said Mike White, VP of Sales at Abracon. "They cater to those needs ensuring our customers in the North Central Territory are kept abreast of the latest New Product Introductions from Abracon."

About Mel Foster Company

In 1924, Mel Foster began operations. Since that time, they have seen the birth of new technologies, witnessed the evolution of component systems, and embraced the emergence of digital platforms. Today, they are one of the most respected technology manufacturer representatives in the United States. They have global partnerships with leading semiconductor, passive device, and embedded system manufacturers and distributors. Their team of sales representatives and field engineers possess unparalleled experience, skill, and expertise. They are 100% employee-owned, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and operate in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri.

About Abracon, LLC | Innovation For Tomorrow's Designs

Founded in 1992, Abracon, LLC is an industry leader in passive components, providing timing devices, RF & antenna, and inductor & connectivity solutions through a global distribution network. Headquartered outside of Austin, Texas, Abracon is innovating for tomorrow’s designs with engineering, sales, and operations located around the globe. With service, quality, and technical expertise at the company’s core, Abracon powers the Ecliptek, Fox and the ProAnt brands and enables innovative, connected IoT solutions in markets spanning data communication, transportation, industrial, medical, aerospace, defense, and beyond. 

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