MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Operations & Services, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The 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 on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has 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."
At Sharp Electronics Corporation, Mike Marusic leads the effort to bring industry relationships to the Sharp channel community that will help facilitate growth into new markets and opportunities through the company's award winning partner program. Additionally, Marusic leads the company's initiative to move the organization to a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) model. This initiative provides channel partners with cutting-edge technology, streamlined order processing and stellar logistical support along with access to a nearly endless combination of IT products and solutions. By leveraging the capabilities of a leading distribution alliance, Sharp can better serve its valued reseller community and provide new opportunities for business expansion.
"It is a privilege to be recognized as one of CRN's Channel Chiefs, which reflects the industry's support of the work the Sharp Team has done to drive growth through our many alliances," said Marusic. "We look forward to continuing to provide our partners with outstanding solutions and technology throughout the year and beyond, so that they can, in turn, strengthen the relationships they have with their customers."
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is one of the top selling brands of Large Format Displays (55"+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Commercial Displays (55"+) integrated with touch technology*. Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly. For more information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.
*According to the Large Format Displays Sell Through Tracker by DisplaySearch (now part of IHS), October 2015
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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