Gary Bailer, Director of Product Management, Pro AV Products of Sharp Electronics, Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief

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MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gary Bailer, Director of Product Management, Pro AV Products to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization 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 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Over the past year, Gary Bailer successfully led strategy, planning, positioning, pricing, and programs for Sharp’s U.S. professional and commercial display businesses. His leadership played an integral part in the expansion of the Sharp AQUOS BOARD® interactive display product line to its largest line-up ever, simplifying channel programs and message points, and providing value throughout the channel. Under Gary’s direction, the team launched more professional and commercial display models in 2017 than ever before in Sharp’s history.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

“Gary Bailer works continuously to expand and improve our product line, and is very deserving of this recognition,” said Mike Marusic, COO, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “We can’t wait to see how Gary and his team continue to grow our commercial display products and work with Sharp’s channel partners for continued success in 2018.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

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About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. Sharp Imaging and information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets Sharp’s business products, including MX Series multifunction print (MFP) systems, professional and commercial displays and Skywell™ atmospheric water generators.

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