The ASCII Group Announces Lenovo as ASCII Cup Winner for 2010

Oct 28, 2010, 17:30 ET from The ASCII Group, Inc.

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII), the nation's oldest and most established community of independent solution providers, is pleased to announce Lenovo as the 2010 recipient of the coveted ASCII Cup for Vendor of the Year.

The ASCII Cup is bestowed annually to a technology company as voted upon by the ASCII membership at regional ASCII Success Summit meetings across the country.  The Cup recognizes companies that have shown channel goodwill and an outstanding opportunity to build business.

Jay McBain, Lenovo's Director of Small and Medium Business, Americas, stated, "We are proud to win the ASCII Cup.  When Lenovo was looking to expand its Channel depth and breadth in 2010, it was unanimous among industry insiders, consultants, pundits and everyone else we spoke to, that ASCII was the way to do it.  ASCII brings a level of commitment, value and local community involvement to its clients that is unsurpassed in today's information overloaded world.  We have been very pleased with the professionalism, passion and attention to detail that the team at ASCII brings to every engagement."

Jerry Koutavas, President of ASCII, stated, "Jay and the entire Lenovo team have clearly shown their dedication to the channel through their programs and support.  The ASCII members have been impressed by this channel support, and the awarding of the ASCII Cup to Lenovo says volumes about where they are heading in the market."

The ASCII Cup will travel the country for one year visiting partner destinations before being passed on to the next ASCII Cup winner in 2011.  Follow the journey of the ASCII Cup at

About The ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII)

The ASCII Group, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was established in 1984, with additional offices in Canada and the UK. ASCII is the largest paying community of independent computer resellers in the world with over 2,000 members and system wide end-user sales of approximately $10.5 billion.  ASCII provides technology tools, products and services to assist independent information technology resellers increase profits, reduce costs, and grow their respective businesses.  The Company can be reached at (800) 394-2724, or at

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