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.
Notes to editors
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.