ScanSource Inc., Greenville, S.C., an international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, announced the appointment of Steven Owings to its board of directors. Owings is one of the original founders of ScanSource Inc. and previously served as chairman of the board of directors from the company’s inception in December 1992 until December 2005, when he reduced his workload due to medical reasons. Owings also served as chief executive officer of ScanSource Inc. from December 1992 until January 2000. Owings resigned his strategic advisor employee role and retired from employment with the company in March 2011. On March 16, 2011, Owings was elected to serve on the board as a non-employee director.

“We are pleased that Steve has agreed to rejoin the ScanSource Inc. board of directors,” said Steve Fischer, chairman, ScanSource Inc. “Our board benefitted greatly from Steve’s previous leadership, and we believe the company and its shareholders will again benefit from his knowledge of the company and its management team, his wealth of industry knowledge and his strategic vision.”

With Owings’ appointment, the membership of ScanSource Inc.’s board of directors expanded from five to six members.