C&K Wins Supplier Excellence Award

master-electronics-logoSANTA MONICA, CA, Feb 21, 2017 – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, awards C&K their prestigious 2016 “Supplier Excellence Award” Award.


C&K’s VP of sales & general manager of the Americas, Mr. Phillip Gerard, accepting the Supplier Excellence Award from Master Electronics’ senior vice president of sales and product, Mr. Riad Nizam.

At Master Electronics’ recent 5th annual MAKO (Masters’ Annual Kick-Off) event, Master’s senior vice president of sales & product, Riad Nizam, presented C&K with Masters’ coveted 2017 “Supplier Excellence Award.” While presenting the award, Mr. Nizam stated, “Mirroring Master Electronics’ Core Values, C&K pursues similar company ideals; the importance of solid working relationships, out-of-the-box solutions, creating customer loyalty, and most importantly, exhibiting entrepreneurial behavior. C&K’s significant regard to these goals makes them a supplier worthy of this prestigious award.  We consider C&K to be a stalwart partner of Master’s in every sense of the word.”

Accepting the award, Mr. Phillip Gerard, C&K’s VP of sales & general manager of the Americas, replied, “We are honored to receive such recognition from such an innovative partner. C&K’s recent growth has been greater than the market average – and we intend to continue to expand our presence and offering to a broad customer base. Our partnership with Master will certainly be a catalyst and enabler to this growth.”

As has become a tradition at Master’s annual MAKO event, one premier supplier is invited to address the MAKO audience. This year, Phillip Gerard, of C&K, was selected as the exclusive MAKO supplier-speaker.  Phillip’s presentation focused on how our two companies intersect; covering successful unique programs our companies have implemented, aligned customer engagements and the future path of mutual growth expected from our partnership. The presentation was enthusiastically received by MAKO attendees, offering an additional insider’s view of the relationship between Master and a top supplier.  Master Electronics MAKO attendance included Sales, Product & Customer service employees from around the globe.

About C&K

Founded in 1928, C&K is one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by design engineers who demand reliable switch performance. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. Used in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace, and POS terminals, C&K products include tactile, pushbutton, snap-acting, toggle, rocker, detect, DIP, keyswitch, navigation, rotary, slide, switchlock, thumbwheel, smart card readers, high-rel connectors and custom assemblies. C&K is headquartered in Newton, Mass. with global design centers in Newton Mass., Dole France, and Huizhou China.

For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com.

About Master Electronics

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Master Electronics is a leading authorized distributor of electronic components dedicated to stocking breadth of part numbers. Founded in 1967, Master Electronics has been supplying top quality components for industrial, military, medical, aerospace and consumer applications.  Master is franchised for over 250 suppliers including world-class brands such as C&K, ebm-papst, Honeywell, ITT Cannon, Omron Electronics, Panasonic, and TE Connectivity.

For further information, please visit www.masterelectronics.com.

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