Tech Data Appoints Tom Kraabel as Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE – 27 June 2018Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced that it has appointed Tom Kraabel as vice president, Human Resources, Asia Pacific. In this role Kraabel will lead the strategic direction and operations of Tech Data's Asia Pacific Human Resources function, including talent management and retention, organizational and performance management, training and development, succession planning, employee benefits, and compensation. Kraabel is based in Singapore and reports directly to Beth Simonetti, executive vice president and chief human resources officer with dotted line reporting to William Chu, president, Asia Pacific.

“Tom is an excellent addition to our Asia Pacific leadership team,” said William Chu. “As we continue to transform our business and deliver new value to our partners, it is key that we have a highly skilled and experienced team that support this. Tom will draw from his wealth of knowledge and entrepreneurial nature to ensure our employees, our partners, and our business continue to grow and thrive.”

Kraabel brings with him more than two decades of human resources experience spanning Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Most recently he served as vice president, Global Talent Acquisition and Development at Pall Corporation. Prior to this, he held human resources leadership positions with the likes of MasterCard, Ingram Micro and Honeywell. Kraabel also served as a principal at LeBaark Consulting,a provider of interim human resources leadership, executive coaching, and strategic consulting services.

Kraabel holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Luther College and a Master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. He also serves as a Co-Chair on the American Chamber of Commerce’s Human Capital Committee.

About Tech Data
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Media Contacts
Sarah Harvey
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific
Tech Data
Phone: +612 8875 0523
Email:
sarah.harvey@techdata.com

Jim James | Josiah Tan
EASTWEST PR for Tech Data, Asia Pacific
Phone: +65 6222 0306
Email:
techdata@eastwestpr.com

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