Juan Carlos Castillo, Sales and Service Director, Epson Robots, Honored as a 2023 CRN Channel Chief

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Feb. 7, 2023 — Epson America, Inc. today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Juan Carlos Castillo, sales and service director, Epson Robots, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

Castillo is responsible for overseeing channel sales, service and support for Epson’s North and South America robot business. With over 25 years of experience in sales and leadership in the areas of finance, automation, test and measurement, and robotics, Castillo has been essential to the Epson team since joining in 2019. In his current role, Castillo works closely with key partners, addresses supply chain and credit issues, and identifies the correct mix of products to exceed customers’ expectations. Despite worldwide challenges following the pandemic, Castillo forecasted robotic solutions needed to minimize supply chain disturbances and leveraged virtual meetings to maintain strong relationships with partners to deliver the same care and dedication they would have normally seen face-to-face.

“Being recognized as a CRN Channel Chief is a testament to the importance we put into prioritizing our channel partners and fostering our relationships,” said Castillo. “We make it a point to listen to our partners’ evolving needs, and in response, offered innovative but easy to implement automation solutions to meet their customers’ business needs.”

The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

About Epson Robots

Epson Robots is a global leader in PC-controlled precision factory automation, with well over 150,000 units sold worldwide1 and a product line of hundreds of models of easy-to-use SCARA and 6-Axis robots based on a common PC-based platform. Building on four-decades of experience, Epson Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries. For more information, visit www.epsonrobots.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. 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 more than 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).

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1 Epson internal sales data through 2021.

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