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Greg Avera, Vice President, Global Sales for Kensington Computer Products Group

  • February 25, 2013
  • Topics: Awards

Recognized as one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile device accessories, today announced today that Greg Avera, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Since joining Kensington in 2010, Greg has been instrumental in increasing Kensington’s focus and presence in the channel. In addition to invigorating its core security business, Greg guided the introduction of a portfolio of new products engineered to support the explosive growth and use of tablet computers for the education, enterprise, SMB, and hospitality markets.  The products which include several point-of-sale (POS) combo stands and enclosures featuring trademark SecureBack™ technology, were designed specifically for single purpose/multi use environments that will greatly improve security policies, benefit point of sale opportunities and enhance the user experience.

Kensington will also be introducing an Education Partner Program in 2013, offering increased sales support to its channel partners in the New Year including several new products for the education market. The company will ensure that channel partners and resellers are given the tools and collateral needed to increase sales via special pricing discounts, loyalty programs and dedicated partner portals, just to name a few.

“Our channel partners can expect to see some exciting things from Kensington in 2013 and the continued integration of hardware, software and security products that we believe will help each partner with continued growth and drive sales,” said Avera.  "We look forward to another year of helping them achieve their profitability and success."

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN.   “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com. 

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.

About UBM Tech Channel www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com

UBM llc (www.ubm.com) 

UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, 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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