SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

December 21, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link Vice President Nick Tidd Named Top 25 Channel Maverick of 2009 by ChannelWeb

Receives Recognition for Boosting Profits, Diversification, and Aggressive Market-Share Grab

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - Nick Tidd, vice president of sales for D-Link Pan America and vice president of marketing for D-Link North America, has been named a 'Top 25 Channel Maverick' by ChannelWeb, a publication that delivers strategic information and useful business tools to solution providers and other channel professions.

"In little more than a year on the job, Tidd has provided the maverick spark that D-Link needed to pack a bigger punch in the intensely competitive business networking market," notes the ChannelWeb editors.

"You can see it in the channel programs, the marketing and the flat-out more aggressive market-share grab in areas as diverse as security/surveillance, storage, switching and its traditional sweet spot, wireless networking," the publication states of Tidd's impact at D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business.

The Top 25 Channel Mavericks of 2009 "bucked the system with brash, bold thinking to make sure that solution providers weren't caught in the economic down-draft," according to ChannelWeb.

The publication also lauded the Mavericks as "independent, make-it-happen channel chargers who made big bets to aggressively grab market share with channel enhancements and cutting-edge products that blew partners away. These are the executives who broke the rules to bring big profits to partners in 2009."

With more than 20 years of corporate sales experience, including managing director of 3Com Canada, D-Link hired Tidd in August 2008 to develop business sales strategies and channel development in North America.

"While I am honored to receive this recognition, the award is further evidence that D-Link is on the fast track, and we appreciate this show of confidence from the reseller community," said Tidd. "Expect to continue seeing significant investments from D-Link in our partner program, field support, product breath, training, tools and vertical market outreach as we focus our efforts on making our valued partners more successful and better able to compete in the overall business solutions market."

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

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