Sullins Connector Solutions and Heilind Electronics renew distribution agreement


San Marcos, CA and Wilmington, MA, December 14, 2009-
Sullins Connector Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board level interconnect products, and Heilind Electronics, the world’s largest distributor of interconnect products, announced the renewal of their distribution agreement. Under the terms of the new agreement, Heilind will continue to stock, distribute, and support the Sullins and Mirco Plastics portfolio of standard and custom edgecards, headers, bi-level and CompactPCI™ connectors from its over 25 sales offices and distribution centers throughout the U. S., Canada and Mexico.

Sullins interconnects are quality engineered to meet the exact specifications of a wide range of consumer, commercial and industrial equipment. Notably included in Sullins’ extensive product offering are full series of PCI Express® (PCIe) card edge connectors, Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC), ruggedized double point card edge connectors, fully shrouded box headers and mates, and double-row male card edge connectors. Parts are commonly employed in high-temperature, high-cycle life environments including test and burn-in ovens, communication systems, process control, medical equipment, instrumentation, and automotive applications.

The company is uniquely capable of facilitating custom requirements, and offers a selection of such options as terminations, contact center dimensions, contact finishes, number of contact positions, mounting styles, and insulator/contact materials.

“Heilind is a best-in-class distributor that consistently delivers enhanced efficiencies,” stated Wade Harb, CEO of Sullins. “Our OEM and design engineer customers significantly benefit from Heilind’s expertise throughout every phase of the design and manufacturing cycle, and rely on their engineering competence as well as logistic and supply chain services. We look forward to continuing our strategic relationship with Heilind, and helping customers achieve their sales and profitability goals.”

Alan Clapp, vice president – supplier business of Heilind, stated, “Sullins’ extensive offering of quality connectors is a proven asset to our line card, and an ideal fit with our distribution model. Their ability to provide both standard and custom solutions supports our mission to accelerate customers’ time-to-market while ensuring competitive pricing. By renewing our distribution agreement with Sullins, we reaffirm our commitment to maintain the world’s largest inventory of high quality, innovative interconnect products.”

About Sullins Connector Solutions

Headquartered in San Marcos, CA, Sullins Connector Solutions, Inc. ( has been a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality edge cards and headers since 1971. The Company provides the industry’s widest selection of UL/CUL approved edgecards, and additionally offers product development services together with engineering support. Sullins’ edgecards, headers, bi-level and CompactPCIä connectors are widely specified for use in mission-critical applications by a broad spectrum of leading industrial, commercial, military and consumer products manufacturers. Sullins’ connectors and interconnect systems are available through a global network of sales representatives and distributors.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics (, with sales in excess of $500 million, is a leading distributor connectors, relays and switched, thermal management, and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation, as well as identification products. Heilind serves OEMs and contract manufacturers in the medical devices and instrumentation, industrial controls and equipment, non-automotive transportation, aerospace and telecommunications markets. In addition to the world’s largest interconnect inventory, Heilind offers a complete portfolio of innovative logistic and supply chain management services including automated inventory management and auto-replacement systems, on-line materials management tools and a full menu of electronic file sharing options.


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