Jess Trotter, Vice President of U.S. Channel and SMB Sales for OKI Data Americas, Recognized as one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs


Mount Laurel, NJ, February 21, 2012 OKI Data Americas announces today that Jess Trotter has been named one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Trotter continues to drive OKI Data Americas' channel-centric business model and SMB initiatives through the implementation of award-winning channel programs and a consultative sales approach. These programs and approaches enable OKI to better meet unique end user needs and continue to support its partner community.  Trotter’s efforts to recruit SMB resellers that are focused on adding value to the marketplace and delivering growth to the channel will continue to support this approach.

For the ninth 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.

“Jess’s dedication to the development of products and solutions that are comprehensive and relevant to OKI’s partner community has resulted in an increase in sales success within the past year,” said Scott Becker, Executive Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “His experience and effective business management capabilities are evident, and OKI is pleased that Jess is being recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief within the printing and imaging industry.”

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “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.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2012 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com .

Contacts

Scott Regan                                                                                                     

UBM Channel                               

516 416 1186                               

Scott.Regan@ubm.com

Amy Whilldin

Domus, Inc., on behalf of OKI Data Americas

215 772 2162

awhilldin@domusinc.com

About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas , headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers , color and monochrome multifunction products , serial impact dot matrix printers , thermal label printers and POS printers , as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance.  OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ Series OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.

About UBM Channel: ( www.ubmchannel.com )

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com .

UBM plc ( www.ubm.com )

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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