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Kensington's Greg Avera, Vice President, U.S. Sales, Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry by Everything Chan

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Greg Avera One of the Top Channel Mavericks According to CRN; Honored for Leadership and Influence


Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced that Greg Avera, Vice President, U.S. Sales, was named one of the 100 Top Most Influential Executives in the Industry by Everything Channel's CRN. Greg was included on the Top Channel Maverick list for his leadership and influence on the channel.

In 2010, under Greg's direction, Kensington has reinvigorated its core security business with the launch of its new ClickSafe™ laptop lock family. Kensington Channel Partners can profit by offering Kensington's lock buy-back program, special bid pricing, pre-sales assistance on custom-keyed installations, and many other value added services. As a 20 year channel veteran, Greg sees the value of channel partnerships and Kensington plans to accelerate channel investments in 2011.

The annual listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives-individuals who are focused on innovation, as well as consistency and those overcoming remarkable challenges; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders-hard-charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives-individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks-executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.

"We are committed to our channel partners and ensuring that they are always provided with the best resources and training that Kensington offers," said Avera. "We look forward to another year of helping them achieve their profitability and success."

"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN. Winners were announced in the November 29th issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to www.crn.com.

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About Kensington

Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Kensington Computer Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

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