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Phoenix Contact celebrates Kanaan’s victory at Indianapolis 500


Celebrates wtih Mouser Electronics on Indianapolis 500 win

Middletown, Pa. – Phoenix Contact, a top manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology, today celebrates with partner Mouser Electronics on the outstanding first-place finish of Tony Kanaan at last week’s Indianapolis 500 behind the wheel of the #11 KVRT IndyCar, of which Phoenix Contact is an official partner.

Phoenix Contact is a strategic business partner of Mouser Electronics and an official partner of the Mouser IndyCar racing program. Founded more than 80 years ago, Phoenix Contact is a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology, dedicated to the creation of progress with inspiring, innovative solutions for the future.

“Phoenix Contact has been a great supplier partner, and their support for our IndyCar racing program has helped us really get ahead in the sport,” says Krystal Jackson, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President of Interconnects. “We appreciate the collaboration with Phoenix Contact and look forward to the next racing event, especially after Tony’s awesome victory on Sunday. They are a valued supplier partner for Mouser and for all our racing partners.”

“Phoenix Contact is excited for the opportunity to support Mouser and Tony Kanaan,” said Spencer Bolgard, Vice President and General Manager of Phoenix Contact USA. “The Indianapolis 500 is an iconic track, and we are thrilled we were able to take part in the excitement. We appreciate the marketing opportunity for the Phoenix Contact brand to be involved in such a dynamic sport, and to show our commitment to high-speed technology.”

Phoenix Contact first teamed up with Mouser in 2012 as an official partner in the Izod® IndyCar Series. Mouser’s comprehensive racing program provides a high-tech platform to showcase its valued supplier partnership with Phoenix Contact and connect with the industry’s leading electronic design engineers and buyers.

It was Kanaan’s 12th appearance at the Indianapolis 500. He placed third last year when Phoenix Contact  also was an official partner in the racing program. To view a Phoenix Contact video of Tony Kanaan, visit

Jimmy Vasser, owner of the No.11 KVRT IndyCar, said as great as Kanaan was, the win at Indy was possible only because of teamwork and sponsors. “All credit to the team. All the people who came on board to make this happen…and all our sponsors,” Vasser said.

The 2013 IZOD IndyCar series features 19 races. The series travels to Detroit June 1-2 for the Chevrolet Indy Dual and then travels to the Firestone 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 8. Kanaan finished 5th last year at the TMS. For the latest updates on the 2013 season, visit         

About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.

For more information about Phoenix Contact or its products, visit, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail 

About Mouser Electronics 

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. features more than 3 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices.  Mouser ships globally to over 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas.  For more information, visit


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Molly McGowan
Public Relations Specialist
(717) 944-1300 ext. 3721