LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 17, 2020 – Epson America, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tom Versfelt, vice president, Channel and Commercial Sales at Epson, to its illustrious list of 2020 Channel Chiefs – honoring distinguished leaders who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovation, and influence in creating cutting-edge strategies and partnerships for the IT channel.
“I am truly grateful to be recognized alongside such brilliant industry leaders for the sixth consecutive year,” said Versfelt. “This prestigious award is a testament of Epson’s contributions to the channel market, demonstrating our commitment to provide partners with leading-edge technology, innovative solutions, and unparalleled benefits that enable them to grow and drive the market.”
Tom 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 Versfelt's 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 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.
“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”
CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
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, and is underpinned by original microdevices. 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 U.S. $10 billion.
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: 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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