BlueStar Named Star Micronics' Top Distributor

Star award recognizes distributors with demonstrable sales growth and business development

July 1, 2013 - Hebron, Ky. BlueStar, a leading global distributor of  ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, was recently honored by Star Micronics, a leading worldwide manufacturer of point of service printers, as their 2012 Distributor of the Year. This is the ninth consecutive year BlueStar has received this distinction from Star.

Star Micronics presents their Distributor of the Year award each year to recognize distributors who demonstrate continued year-over-year growth in sales, as well as perform best practices in reseller business development across North and South America.

"BlueStar is privileged to receive the Distributor of the Year award from Star Micronics for the ninth year in a row," said Steve Cuntz, BlueStar's President and CEO. "Our partnership with Star Micronics has created a multitude of opportunities for us over the years and we are excited for the possibilities of the future."

Mr. Cuntz received the award from Takayuki "Blues" Aoki, Executive Officer and Special Product Division General Manager at Star Micronics Japan. Several members of the BlueStar team visited Star Micronics' Global Headquarters in Japan in May 2013 to tour the facilities and attend the award ceremonies.

"We are proud and excited to present the BlueStar team with the 2012 Distributor of the Year award," said Christine Duffy, Senior Sales Director for Star Micronics. "BlueStar has been an integral part of our prolonged success and we look forward to continuing and building upon that success in the coming years."


BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, providing them with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series, delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle with technology solutions across all verticals. For more information, please contact BlueStar at 1-800-354-9776 or visit

Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., the second-largest small printer manufacturer world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures high-precision machine tools and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit or call 800-782-7636.