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Carl Taylor, Vice President of U.S. Channel Sales for OKI Data Americas, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

22 Feb, 2016

Mount Laurel, NJ, February 22, 2016OKI Data Americas announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Carl Taylor, VP of U.S. Channel Sales to its prestigious list of 2016 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 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Taylor is responsible for developing the sales strategies required to achieve the U.S. Channel Sales hardware and consumables revenue goals at OKI Data Americas. He leads the Distribution Channel Account Managers, DMR/Etail Channel Account Managers, and the National Sales Director for Solution Provider Sales and the Strategic Business Relationship Sales Team. He has been a vital member of the OKI Data organization since 1996, having served as the Vice President of Marketing, Director of North American Marketing, Director of Product and Industry Marketing, and Director of Business Operations and Sales Process.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, 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 incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

"Carl has been a key player at OKI Data since 1996. He saw great success in 2015 with the expansion of the OKI Channel Sales Management organization, and he is continually committed to forming lasting relationships with channel partners ensuring mutual success," said Mark Hansinger, VP of U.S. Sales at OKI Data Americas. "OKI Data is proud of Carl’s achievements, and that he is being recognized by CRN as a 2016 Channel Chief within the printing and imaging industry."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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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 and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories, and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts, production, and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor™ Series digital production printers, as well as its expanding line of ColorPainter™ and Teriostar wide-format professional printing devices. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable, and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad 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, as well as an approximately $4.5 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2014 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas offers a selection of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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