Murray Wright, 61, joined Tessco’s Board of Directors in September, 2016, concurrent with his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Tessco, Mr. Wright served from 2013 – 2015 as Chief Executive Officer and President of Zones, Inc., a global IT solutions provider. From 2010 to 2013, he served as President, the Americas of Tech Data Corporation, a publicly traded, global distributor of IT products and services and was Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales from 2006-2009. Prior to his time at Tech Data Corporation, Mr. Wright was President of Lenovo Canada Inc., General Manager of Ingram Micro Canada, General Manager of Sharp Electronics of Canada, Ltd.
Tessco has a long and well-established heritage in the wireless industry. We provided key equipment for the second ever cellular network built in the USA, in 1983. And over 30 years later, Tessco is continuing to set the pace as the leading value-added distributor to the wireless world.
We have strong relationships with the leading manufacturers that serve the wireless industry - relationships across a broader array of technologies than any other distributor - so that we can offer everything from the tower to the edge.
In recognition of our outstanding quality, we have been awarded TL 9000 certification – the communication industry’s highest standard for operational excellence.
Wireless technology will continue to transform our lives. Tessco has the experience, expertise, and vision to stand at the forefront of the wireless evolution as the vital link connecting our partners and our customers.
As one of the leading distributors in wireless, we supply more than 50,000 products from nearly 400 of the industry’s leading manufacturers to thousands of customers each year, ranging from private system operators to state and local governments, the federal government, system integrators, resellers, and more. Our breadth is matched only by our depth, with solutions for everything from base station infrastructure to installation and testing tools, backhaul equipment, Wi-Fi, and more.
As a leading provider of mobile device accessories and retail solutions, we have long standing relationships with an expansive portfolio of accessory brands and a diverse customer base, allowing us to serve as the vital link connecting our customers and manufacturer partners. We are committed to exceptional speed-to-market so our customers have the right products for new device launches and beyond.
We also deliver a host of services including managed inventory, direct fulfillment, marketing campaigns, and training to maximize profitability for our customers.
We serve retail markets including major and regional wireless carriers, airport retailers, regional CE retailers, cellular phone repair, food and drug, mass retailers, pre-paid wireless retailers, and the enterprise.
Over the course of decades in the industry, we found that our customers have unmet needs – unique challenges and opportunities to enhance their wireless technology that were going unserved by our manufacturer partners. We have, through the brand name Ventev, created our own product development capability to deliver innovative solutions to support the needs of our commercial and retail markets.
Under the Ventev name we design, manufacture, and distribute wireless infrastructure products including antennas, enclosures, and cable to deploy, protect, power, and improve the performance of wireless networks.
We also produce premium Retail Mobile Accessories including chargers and portable batteries. Ventev allows us to complement our industry-leading service with market-driven innovation to deliver the right solution for any scenario.
TL 9000:2016 is a globally recognized standard of quality management and processes geared specifically towards the Information and Communications Technology Industry and reflects the latest revisions of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements. TL 9000 defines the unique communications quality system requirements for design, development, delivery, and service and it specifies measurements utilized to evaluate a company’s effectiveness of quality implementation and improvement programs. TL 9000 provides a consistent set of quality expectations for partners and customers.
By being TL 9000 Certified to the newest revision of R(6), we are demonstrating our commitment to excellence and quality in the way we do business, making us your most reliable wireless partner. We are held to a high standard when it comes to streamlining, training, and documenting how we do business because our capabilities are regularly assessed and graded. Our continuing certification in TL 9000:2016 R(6) is a testament to our mature quality process. Our biggest competitors in the wireless industry can’t say that.
Additionally, because the TL 9000 Certification is specific to the Information and Communications Technology industry it reaffirms our expertise in the wireless industry. We are expert insiders in your business and being TL 9000 Certified places us in an exclusive club of fewer than 50 companies, along with major players like AT&T, Cisco, and Verizon, who share data and best practices to ensure best-in-class service across the industry. Our TL 9000 Certification is all part of our promise to you, our customers, to hold ourselves to the highest standards possible. We continually update and adapt the ways we do business to keep pace with the evolving landscape of the wireless industry.