MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mike Marusic, Chief Operating Officer, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this 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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
In 2016, Marusic launched Sharp’s Vendor Managed Inventory program with Tech Data Corporation, which allows Sharp’s Document Channel Partners to procure a wide range of IT products and services to expand their portfolio. As a part of the Vendor Managed Inventory program, Sharp created a series of partnerships with complementary products and service vendors that integrates the offerings of the two companies, bringing new partners into the distribution channel. Thanks to Marusic and his team, Sharp was able to expand its product offerings to include a broader range of displays, which grew their overall revenue this year.
“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”
“It’s an honor to have the efforts of the Sharp team to be recognized by CRN’s Channel Chiefs for a third year,” said Marusic. “Being recognized reflects the industry’s support of all of our team’s hard work over the course of 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and being able to provide our partners with the same outstanding solutions and the latest technologies throughout the year.”
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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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.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is the leading brand of Large Format Commercial & Hybrid Displays (60″+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Integrated Touch Displays (60″+)*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly. For more information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.
*Results based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report, January 2017. Results are not an endorsement of Sharp. Any reliance on these results is at the third party’s own judgement and/or responsibility. Visit https://technology.ihs.com for more information.
For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.
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