RS Electronics USA President Howard Taxe Receives Department of Defense Award

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Howard Taxe, President, RS Electronics USA, received the Patriotic Employer Award from Deborah Schroeder, Area Chair, Michigan Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, on behalf of the Department of Defense; and Brigadier General Richard S. Miller, Deputy Commanding General, 38th Infantry Division, United States Army.

Howard Taxe, President, RS Electronics USA, received the Patriotic Employer Award from Deborah Schroeder, Area Chair, Michigan Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, on behalf of the Department of Defense; and Brigadier General Richard S. Miller, Deputy Commanding General, 38th Infantry Division, United States Army.

The award ceremony was held in conjunction with Veterans Appreciation Day at RS Electronics' corporate headquarters in Livonia, Michigan, on May 27, 2010.

"Howard Taxe has been an outstanding supporter of our soldiers and their families--he is a great American and a true patriot. He has gone beyond expectations in his support of deploying troops and his actions have created a culture of respect and appreciation for currently serving employees as well as employees who are veterans. He is well deserving of this award," said General Miller.

Among those attending the ceremony were veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. In addition, RS Electronics hosted a Wall of Freedom, where employees placed cards containing the names, branch of service, date of service, and individual pictures of veterans who have served or are currently serving. Conflicts represented on the Wall of Freedom included WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

The Michigan Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), is the Department of Defense agency tasked with the mission of gaining and maintaining employer support for those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The ESGR is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

RS Electronics USA is a wholesale distributor of industrial electronic components, test and measurement instruments, as well as customized purchasing and inventory management services. Founded in 1929, RS is an award winning company and one of the top-ranked companies in the electronics industry. Customers include many of the world's largest commercial and industrial businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Press Contact: Bill Matravers, Marketing Manager
bmatravers(at)rselectronics(dot)com

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