Mark Hansinger, Director of U.S. Distribution, DMR and MPS Channel Sales for OKI Data Recognized as one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Mount Laurel, NJ, March 4, 2013OKI Data Americas announces today that Mark Hansinger has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential 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.

Hansinger continues to drive OKI Data Americas' channel-centric business model and Managed Print Services (MPS) sales initiatives by facilitating the growth of the company’s partner base and implementing a collaborative sales approach. These efforts exemplify OKI Data’s commitment to the channel and support the success of the company’s partners. These initiatives enhance OKI Data’s distribution strategy, bringing greater access and effectiveness in driving technology and solutions to a larger market, and providing an even broader portfolio of printing solutions for resellers to offer their customer base. Hansinger’s efforts give OKI Data an additional opportunity to bring many new products to market in the medium and large workgroup spaces, and expand the company’s reach in bringing exciting new technologies to meet a larger range of business needs.

For more than ten years, 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.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, 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.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

“Mark’s dedication to cultivating lasting relationships with channel partners and solution providers in order to further develop and grow OKI Data’s partner community has resulted in our sales success,” said Scott Becker, Executive Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “OKI Data is pleased that Mark is being recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief within the printing and imaging industry.”

Contacts

Cynthia Cooper                              Amy Whilldin                                                                       

UBM Tech Channel                       Domus, Inc., on behalf of OKI Data Americas

508 416 1186                                 215 772 2162

Cynthia.cooper@ubm.com            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 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. In addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. 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 2011 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

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