LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – May 20, 2021 Epson America Inc., today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Debra Merritt, Epson’s commercial channel marketing manager, to the highly respected 2021 Women of the Channel list. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. It also acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

Merritt has over 25 years of experience in the industry. She is responsible for the development, management, and execution of Epson’s channel marketing strategies along with fully integrated commercial marketing efforts in support of channel partners. This past year, she has led and collaborated with Epson’s internal and external partners to provide succedent onboarding that included selling directly to partners and not through traditional distribution processes. This resulted in dealers being able to quickly get up to speed and activated to sell Epson hardware. Along with field and strategic marketing teams, she deployed Epson’s first-ever Virtual Ink Boldly event for channel partners.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

“The key to Epson’s success is to open opportunities for our channel partners that allow them to grow their business and increase profitability,” said Merritt. “Being recognized as a 2021 Woman of the Channel not only underscores last year’s accomplishments, but motivates me to continue leading new business ventures to provide our channel partners with Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology™ solutions to feel good about improving sustainability in workplaces.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine is available online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

About Epson Business Inkjet

Epson’s portfolio of high-performance business inkjet printing solutions forge the future of office printing and set the new standard for minimal intervention, affordability and low energy consumption. Engineered with Epson’s innovative PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology™, Epson’s groundbreaking business printing solutions – from Supertank, WorkForce®, WorkForce Pro and WorkForce Pro HC for hybrid work-from-home and in-office small businesses to WorkForce Enterprise – deliver high performance with few moving parts to exceed market needs.

To learn more about Epson’s portfolio of business inkjet printing solutions, visit Epson.com/BusinessInkjet. To learn more about Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology™, visit Epson.com/Heat-Free.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion. global.epson.com/

Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/epsonamerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

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.thechannelcompany.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

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