LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2021 – Epson America Inc. today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tom Versfelt, vice president of Channel and Commercial Sales, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.
“Being recognized in CRN’s Channel Chief list for the seventh consecutive year is an honor. However, being included this year brings much more meaning. The past year was one that no one could have anticipated due to the pandemic,” said Versfelt. “Prioritizing our partners to help them address the new economy, along with providing Epson’s diverse portfolio of product solutions, has allowed us to successfully manage business in this new economy, enabling our partners to stay engaged in today’s hybrid workforce environment.”
Versfelt is responsible for overseeing Epson's North American commercial sales teams and channel organization to realize the growing opportunities of its expanding business product lines. His team develops go-to-market and cross-selling strategies to expand Epson's penetration of the corporate market with business printers, projectors, scanners, and print as a service solutions. He is also responsible for the large format and textile channel, factory automation robotics and industrial label sales and channel. Channel growth, partner relationships and profitability are his top priorities for Epson’s channel program. Having joined Epson in 2014, Versfelt boasts more than 30 years of sales and operational leadership success in the areas of networking, systems and collaboration software.
The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.
“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”
CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
About Epson Business Inkjet
Epson’s portfolio of superior performing 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 fewer moving parts and low energy consumption compared to laser1 to exceed market needs.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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).
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
# # #
1 Source IDC, 2017. Based on extrapolation from IDC Inkjet Forecast data, includes SOHO and SMB Market) – Consumer Unit Shipments: IDC Worldwide Single-Function Printer Forecast, 2017-2021, IDC Worldwide Multifunction Peripheral Forecast, 2017-2021; Wide-Format Unit Shipments: IDC North America Large-Format Printer Market Shares, 2017-2021; Production Print Volume: IDC U.S. Production Page Volume Forecast 2017-2021; Office Unit Shipments: IDC Worldwide Single-Function Printer Forecast, 2017-2021, IDC Worldwide Multifunction Peripheral Forecast 2017-2021
CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved. EPSON and EPSON Exceed Your Vision are registered logomarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2021 Epson America, Inc.