D-Link's Albert Ling Named 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Recognized for Dedication to Channel Partners

Feb 24, 2016, 19:21 ET from D-Link

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Albert Ling, executive vice president of sales and marketing, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff based on their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Ling was named CRN Channel Chief for driving partner initiatives and support of the channel. Under his leadership, D-Link has continued to offer partners a lucrative channel program that includes a strong deal registration program, stackable up front discounts, a back end volume incentive rebate (VIR), and D-Link Rewards program. Ling has also been instrumental in D-Link dedicating additional resources to training channel partners, including expanded educational webinars and regional hands-on technical trainings to help increase partner knowledge and expertise of D-Link products. Through Ling's efforts to strengthen its partner community relations, education and support initiatives, D-Link's partner base has increased 10 percent over the past year.

"D-Link is dedicated to nurturing our partner community through education and support initiatives, helping new and existing partners capture unprecedented opportunities and increase overall margin potential," said Ling. "This recognition from CRN underscores D-Link's commitment to expanding our channel partners' businesses and enabling them to gain a competitive advantage in the evolving marketplace."

The 2016 Channel Chiefs have demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

D-Link Celebrates 30 Years
Across the world, D-Link is connecting millions of people in their daily lives, in 100 countries – from powering hospital networks so that life-saving operations can be carried out, to supporting vast knowledge centers in the heart of universities and research institutes to enable critical scientific breakthroughs. D-Link is committed to helping small businesses grow through a complete line of Wi-Fi networking and camera surveillance solutions and to helping families in millions of homes around the world enjoy rich, fast digital lifestyles. D-Link has grown from a group of seven in 1986 to more than 2,700 employees around the world today. This year marks a celebration of D-Link's Passion to Innovate, and we're looking forward to helping people connect for another 30 years of networking and growth.

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/d-link), Spiceworks (http://community.spiceworks.com/networking/d-link) and the D-Link Blog (http://businessblog.us.dlink.com/).

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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