Micro Center Recognized as 2012 Microsoft OEM Hardware Reseller Partner of the Year Award

Jul 10, 2012, 15:41 ET from Micro Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Micro Center proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft OEM Hardware Reseller Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"It is truly an honor for Micro Center to be recognized by Microsoft as a top retail partner," said Micro Center Vice President of Marketing, Michael Papai.  "At Micro Center, we pride ourselves on not only the variety of hardware and software products we offer, but in the expertise of our staff and our commitment to customer service.  To be recognized in this manner by a worldwide icon like Microsoft is an affirmation for the company and the day-to-day efforts of our employees on behalf of our customers."

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. Micro Center was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in OEM Hardware Reseller.

The OEM Hardware Reseller Partner of the Year Award recognizes a reseller of branded PC or server hardware that demonstrated excellence in positioning and delivering genuine Microsoft software solutions across all customer segments.

"Microsoft is proud to present the Microsoft OEM Hardware Reseller Partner of the Year Award to Micro Center of the United States for its innovative approach to creating a best-in-class technology purchasing experience across both brick-and-mortar and online. Micro Center launched a number of new programs to highlight Microsoft products, save time, and facilitate a thoughtful buying decision for their customers." – Dana Manciagli, general manager, Worldwide OEM Distribution and Reseller Channel

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. For Microsoft's release and more information on the awards, visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jun12/06-25MSWPCPartnerAwardsPR.aspx.

About Micro Center
Founded in 1979, Micro Center is a privately held organization headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio in suburban Columbus. Micro Center offers industry-leading pricing and unmatched service from a well-trained, knowledgeable staff. Business operations include retail, and e-commerce. Micro Center invests heavily in the brick-and-mortar store shopping experience including free in-store technical support, product expertise, extensive demonstration capabilities, pickup of web orders in 18 minutes as well as stocking 35,000 products in over 700 product categories in 23 nationwide locations. For more information about Micro Center's products and locations, visit http://www.microcenter.com.

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