Enterasys Networks’ Charlie Van Pelt Named 2012 CRN Channel Chief
Van Pelt honored for outstanding leadership in the IT channel
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Andover, MA — Feb 28, 2012
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, announced today that Charlie Van Pelt, director of North American channels for Enterasys, 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 executives who are 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.
Van Pelt was chosen as a CRN Channel Chief for his accomplishments in the past year, including growing the Enterasys Advantage Partner Program
, as well as offering differentiated and innovative solutions to partners, including Enterasys Wireless
and the OneFabric
architecture. He is also responsible for forming strong strategic alliances with corporate partners.
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.
“We are thrilled that Charlie has been named a CRN 2012 Channel Chief,” said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing, Enterasys. “We are fortunate to have Charlie leading our channel. His dedication to our partners and alignment with business priorities is evident in the growth our Advantage Partner Program has experienced in the past year.”
“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.”
“I am honored to be recognized as a 2012 CRN Channel Chief,” said Charlie Van Pelt, director of North American channels for Enterasys. “We are proud of our partners and their success, and revamped our program to recognize and reward partners based on their investment with Enterasys and accomplishments they make toward our mutual goals. These changes reflect our commitment to incentives which enhance our Partner's profitability, yet are simple and easy for partners to leverage.
In addition, through the recent introduction of Enterasys OneFabric and the OneFabric Edge Starter Bundles, we are offering our partners differentiated, innovative solutions and additional opportunities to better serve their customers and grow revenue.”
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and is featured online at www.crn.com
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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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