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Christopher Franey, President of Kensington Computer Products Group, Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

  • February 22, 2010
  • Topics: Awards

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, today announced that Christopher Franey, President of Kensington 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.

Twelve months under Franey's leadership of building into channel infrastructure has resulted in significant improvement for Kensington's supply chain and customer service metrics, relationships with all major customers, reach into the mass market channel, company financial foundation, and credibility with Wall Street analysts and investors. Channel partner organization accomplishments such as adding new distribution through SYNNEX Corporation® helped improved overall availability of Kensington in the channel. Franey's approach also championed the recruitment of a new channel sales team, ultimately growing the year-over-year revenue of Kensington security products in particular.

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.

"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.

Kensington
smart made simple(www.kensington.com)

Wherever technology takes you, personalize it with Kensington, a worldwide leader in smart made simple computing accessories. Kensington makes smart, intuitive, and stylish computing accessories for laptops, netbooks and desktop computers, MP3 players, iPod and iPhone. Kensington's offering of products range from laptop security locks, power adapters, mice and keyboards to universal docking stations, desktop accessories, and carrying cases. 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 the Kensington web site at kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. Smart Made Simple is a trademark of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2010 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.comwww.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.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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