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ITT and PEI-Genesis Expand Quick Turn Program to Provide Micro-D Connectors Within 48 Hours

Quick Turn program significantly reduces connector lead times

Santa Ana, CA, November 06, 2010 --( Reducing lead times for its Micro-D harsh-environment connectors, ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has expanded its Quick Turn program with distributor PEI-Genesis, the world’s fastest assembler of precision connectors and power supplies. An ITT distribution partner for more than 50 years, PEI-Genesis now has the capability to ship Micro-D connectors worldwide within 48 hours.

ITT’s microminiature connectors feature advanced designs that provide higher density contact configurations than available in traditional rectangular connectors. First invented by Cannon in the 1960s, these highly reliable connectors meet the rapidly increasing demands for high performance, rugged, moisture-sealed microminiature connectors for harsh environments that are ideal for mission critical military, aviation, space and industrial applications.

“PEI Genesis has established itself as a premier connector distributor within the military, aerospace and industrial marketplaces. Their impressive capabilities enable them to assemble a broad array of ITT Cannon MDM wired connectors within three business days, providing quick turnaround and flexible quantity ordering for our customers,” said James Herman, VP of sales at ITT Interconnect Solutions. This new assembly capability for ITT’s Micro-D is now offered by PEI in the US and Europe to service worldwide requirements with short turn times for small or large orders.

“Since 1952, we have assembled and distributed ITT connectors, and we are excited to announce the expansion of the Quick Turn program to include the Micro-D connectors,” said Russ Dorwart, President & COO of PEI-Genesis. “Our state-of-the-art facilities, with complete process flow and automation equipment, combined with our in-house design engineering and field application teams, enable PEI to quickly supply almost any connector variant that might be required, thereby reducing time-to-market.”

PEI’s 150,000 square foot facility in South Bend, Indiana, produces more than 32,000 parts per day. Approximately 65 percent of the orders PEI fulfills are in quantities of 10 pieces or less.

Please contact ITT or your local PEI Genesis branch for more information.

About PEI-Genesis
PEI-Genesis is the world’s fastest assembler of precision connectors and power supplies. From the world’s largest component inventory, they develop engineered solutions that support the military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors worldwide. PEI-Genesis can build over 12 million unique connectors from stock at a rate of over 5,000 per hour. Using proprietary automation for speed, consistency, and quality, PEI-Genesis can build 1 piece or 10,000 pieces with equal ease; built to a standard or customized specification. As the world’s largest ITT Cannon distributor, PEI-Genesis is the only partner that guarantees to build and ship connectors in 48 hours and power supplies in a week. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PEI- Genesis has production facilities in South Bend, IN, Bensalem, PA, and Southampton, UK, as well as, 23 sales offices in eight countries. More information can be found at

About ITT Interconnect Solutions
ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.

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