Epson America Executive Tom Versfelt Named a 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

CRN Recognizes Tom Versfelt as a Leader in the IT Channel for the Second Consecutive Year

Feb 22, 2016, 09:05 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tom Versfelt, vice president, Channel and Commercial Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year. The executives on CRN's 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.

Versfelt oversees the Epson North America Channels and Commercial Sales Team, and is charged with managing the strategy and execution to increase channel sales. Channel growth, partner relationships and profitability are Versfelt's top priorities for Epson's channel program, focusing specifically on the Epson Business Solutions portfolio, which ranges from printers and projectors to document scanning solutions, which are ideal for a range of new and expanding markets as well as vertical initiatives. Versfelt joined Epson in 2014 and brings 25 years of innovative sales and operational leadership success in the areas of networking, systems and collaboration software.

"The CRN Channel Chief list is comprised of IT channel leaders and innovators in the industry, and I am honored to once again be recognized amongst them," said Versfelt. "This prestigious award underscores Epson's efforts to bring innovative technology solutions to the channel, while also providing channel partners with a lasting and nurturing relationship that allows their business to grow. I hope to continue and build on this success throughout the remainder of 2016 and beyond."

"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

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. 

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

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