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Mark Hansinger of OKI Data Americas is Named “Channel Chief” by CRN for the Third Consecutive Year

24 Feb, 2015

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., February 24, 2015 - OKI Data Americas announces that Mark Hansinger, Vice President of U.S. Channel Sales, has been named one of The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Hansinger drives OKI Data Americas’ channel-centric business model by facilitating the growth of the company’s distribution partner base and implementing a collaborative sales approach. OKI Data continues to bring new products and solutions to market for medium and large workgroups, and expand the company’s new technology offerings to meet a broader range of business needs. What’s more, OKI’s focus on solution providers and partners has expanded its market with the addition of resources and partner programs.

OKI Data Americas has embraced the evolution of software solutions and rapid migration from A3 to A4 devices by expanding its product line with color and monochrome multifunction devices over the past year. In addition, OKI Data has increased resources and programs in order to positively impact and expand its partner community. These initiatives improve 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.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"Mark’s twenty plus years of experience and dedication to cultivating lasting relationships with channel partners and solution providers in order to further develop OKI’s partner community has generated measurable success," said Greg Van Acker, Vice President of U.S. Sales for OKI Data Americas. "OKI Data is pleased that Mark Hansinger is being recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief within the printing and imaging industry for the third year in a row."

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

All OKI products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI Data provides live1, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, 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.

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 and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor™ Series digital production printers. 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; and an approximately $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2013 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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