Epson America’s Tom Versfelt Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 Epson America, Inc. announced today that Tom Versfelt, vice president, Channel and Commercial Sales, has been named to the prestigious list of 2015 CRN 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. Versfelt was chosen due to his initiative in driving partner programs and relationships, as well as the creation of new business opportunities for partners and customers. Programs focused on growth and value incentives, as well as industry-specific educational events, align with Versfelt’s goals to offer channel partners a best-in-class portfolio of business solutions to create value for their customers.

Versfelt is responsible for overseeing the Epson North America channels and commercial sales team and is responsible for the strategy and execution to increase sales through Epson’s channel community. He is focused on channel growth and profitability, leveraging the Epson business solutions portfolio in current vertical markets and new expanding markets.

“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. 

“I am honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award alongside channel leaders and innovators,” said Versfelt. “Epson channel leadership, technology innovation and strong channel partnerships allow us to work in tandem with our partners to help them grow revenue and market share, and I look forward to nurturing and improving current relationships to create new business opportunities for Epson and our partners.”

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

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:

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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

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