TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced two executives are being honored by Computer Reseller News in the publication's annual ranking of top channel leaders. The "2013 Channel Chiefs" awards are presented to Jeremy Butt, Executive Vice President of EMEA – as well as Executive Vice President of Global Technology Strategies, Bill Corbin
CRN highlighted the pairs' successful execution of global sales and partner initiatives that significantly accelerated partner success in 2012. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes executives responsible for leading channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director at CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Jeremy Butt is responsible for Westcon Group's European and security lines of business – as well as operations throughout Africa, India and the Middle East. Under his leadership, Westcon received a wide array of "Distributor of the Year" honors from such key vendors as Avaya, F5 and Extreme Networks. With his guidance, the distributor was chosen as the first Pan-EMEA partner for Microsoft's Lync-in-a-Box solutions catalog.
Bill Corbin manages alliances with Westcon Group's strategic vendors worldwide. He helped pioneer a consistent, systematic approach to distribution with key vendors -- based on focusing both partner and vendor relationships around the world and across all geographies. In 2012, Westcon Group was named the first-ever global distributor selected by F5. Corbin also championed development of a single-contract methodology to ensure consistency and governance with top vendors across the globe.
"The very foundation of success at Westcon Group is based on the market-leading knowledge, expertise, and commitment of our leadership team. In 2012, both Jeremy and Bill helped us achieve significant results across top vendors in a wide range of global theaters," said Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Westcon Group. "Today's recognition by the industry experts at Computer Reseller News underscores the significant impact Westcon Group and our executives continue to have on the global channel."
For the 10th consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 25 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.
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About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com.
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