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D-Link’s Michael Hardy Recognized as a CRN 2014 Channel Chief
|By Business Wire
|February 24, 2014 09:06 AM EST
D-Link Systems Inc., the end-to-end networking solutions provider for
consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced Michael
Hardy has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious
list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those
executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth
within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the
channel throughout the entire IT Industry. Recipients 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.
“The recognition from the esteemed CRN team is an honor and
underscores D-Link’s continued efforts to provide its channel partners
with an expansive network of resources,” said Albert Ling, executive
vice president, D-Link Systems, Inc. “Hardy has been integral in the
implementation of innovative new programs and his efforts to build,
expand and reinforce relationships with our trusted channel partners is
a testament to his commitment to support IT channel sales and increase
partner profitability in today’s competitive marketplace.”
Under Hardy’s leadership, D-Link expanded its channel ecosystem to make
it even easier for partners to do business with D-Link and excel in the
marketplace. Key innovations included restructuring pricing across
multiple product categories, enhancing the company’s Deal Registration
program for Enterprise products and dedicated efforts to increase
partner margins, protect partner business and eliminate channel
“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry
who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community
within their organizations,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel
Company. “The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers
and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity
of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look
forward to their continued success.”
For more than 25 years, D-Link has delivered comprehensive end-to-end
networking solutions that deliver the speed, performance and breadth of
capabilities that leverage the latest technologies and impact the way
people and businesses communicate, work and access content over the
Internet. D-Link is committed to offering award-winning networking
products and services, including the latest in wireless networking,
switching, security, surveillance, and storage, coupled with a network
of support for its channel partners.
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN,
and online at www.CRN.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for
growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange
Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have
leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive
sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel
Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement,
Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology
partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business,
mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An
award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements
and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in
switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and
cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com,
or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink)
and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).
D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright
© 2014 D-Link. All Rights Reserved
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