CDM named Exclusive Global Distributor for Winchester Electronics' broad lines of RF Connectors and Cable Assemblies

CDM Electronics, Inc., a leading distributor of commercial and military (MIL-SPEC) interconnect products, and provider of value-added contract manufacturing services, today announced the signing of a worldwide distribution agreement with Winchester Electronics, the Connecticut-based business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Component Technologies sector. Under the terms of the pact, CDM now exclusively offers and supports Winchester’s full lineup of quality RF connectors which features BMA, MCX, MMCX, Type N, SMB, SMA, and the new no-torque-required QC-SMA™ Series. Additionally, CDM will supplement Winchester’s high-volume RF cable assembly capabilities by providing assembly, design and engineering to customers with low-to-mid-volume requirements for RF flexible and semi-rigid cable assemblies. As part of the exclusive distribution agreement, CDM is charged with increasing Winchester’s global market share and brand awareness within such key vertical markets as military/aerospace, medical, telecommunications, wireless, computer, and varied industrial sectors. The distributor is further responsible for supplying EOEMs, EMS providers and end users with unparalleled engineering and logistics services, as well as proactively marketing and delivering pre- and post-sales support. CDM will work closely with Winchester to speed overall responsiveness to customers, and will maintain an extensive stocking package of RF connectors to accommodate same day shipping requirements. “With this initiative, CDM marks a milestone in our worldwide growth strategy,” said Carmen DeLeo, Jr., general manager of CDM Electronics. “By extending our connector offering to include Winchester’s prestigious RF portfolio, we can react even more quickly and effectively to customers’ needs in the ever-expanding RF connector and cable assembly market. Our dedicated management team offers broad expertise in RF applications and supply chain functions, and is fully committed to increasing and developing Winchester’s business globally. We all anticipate an extremely successful and long-lasting relationship.” Ron Ciecko, distribution manager of Winchester Electronics stated, “As one of the world’s foremost RF connector manufacturers, Winchester is renowned for innovation and quality in both products and customer service. We chose CDM as our exclusive global distributor because of their outstanding engineering, marketing, logistics and relationship-building capabilities. And, their state-of-the-art RF cable assembly facilities are a natural complement to our own. We are confident in their ability to increase Winchester’s brand-loyal customer base in both existing and developing markets while ensuring customers receive the industry’s highest levels of support.”

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