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TANDBERG

March 17, 2010 15:32 ET

Todd Meister, Vice President of Americas Channels for TANDBERG, Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

Under His Leadership, the TANDBERG Americas Partner Program Launched Several Key Initiatives to Bring the Highest Level of Specialized Services to Customers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  TANDBERG today announced that Todd Meister, vice president of Americas Channels, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. 

Todd Meister joined TANDBERG in 2009 as vice president of Americas Channels, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in both manufacturing and reseller organizations. In the last year, he led a realignment of the TANDBERG Americas Channel program (see enVision press release) and the development of new sales tools, programs and certifications to ensure the TANDBERG Partner community can deliver the highest level of service to customers. Highlights of the program include:

  • Strategic investment programs to help Partners drive new product sales
  • Demonstration equipment investment programs to help reduce the barrier to entry and allow Partners to have the latest technology to showcase to customers and prospects
  • New modular training and certification programs so Partners can test out of areas of competency and complete targeted training in new areas

For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities. 

"Todd's channel and alliance experience has been a huge asset for TANDBERG," said Joel Brunson, president, TANDBERG Americas Public Sector. "His leadership roles in both manufacturing and reseller organizations have helped us align our channel strategy to meet the unique needs of our partner community. He is committed to helping our partners continue to grow their organizations and expand the adoption of video conferencing in both commercial and public sector verticals."

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offers tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

About TANDBERG
TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in over 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Visit www.tandberg.com for more information.
TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Susan Vander May
    Blanc & Otus for TANDBERG
    +1 415.856.5112
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    Jeannie McPherson
    TANDBERG
    +1 703.272.2120
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    Maureen Park
    Everything Channel
    +1 516.562.5942
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