Nexsan Channel Exec Walter Palhetas Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

  Nexsan Channel Exec Walter Palhetas Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel’s
  CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

          Honored for Channel Excellence for Third Consecutive Year

Business Wire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- February 22, 2013

Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global scalable storage and data security company, today
announced that Nexsan channel executive Walter Palhetas 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. Palhetas, executive vice president of
Americas and Asia-Pacific sales, worldwide marketing and operations at Nexsan,
is being honored for the third consecutive year.

Nexsan, now part of Imation Corp., provides NAS/SAN unified hybrid storage,
SAN-based dense storage and archive solutions. The systems are designed for
ease of use and can be flexibly tailored to meet an organization’s needs while
uniquely delivering enterprise-class features without the enterprise-class
price. The company’s 100 percent channel model leverages the expertise and
loyalty of its partners to succeed and provides comprehensive programs for
sales, marketing and partner education. Its LeadGuard opportunity registration
program is widely considered the leading deal-securing program to help protect
partner investments in sales opportunities.

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

“In the last three years at Nexsan, Walter has been instrumental in the strong
growth of our channel business, including market-leading channel enablement,
unmatched opportunity protection for partners and the development of new
worldwide OEM relationships,” said Philip Black, CEO at Nexsan. “He
understands what’s important to our partners’ success and he makes it happen.”

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been 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. “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

Nexsan’s partners serve more than 11,000 Nexsan customers worldwide and have
deployed more than 33,000 systems since 1999. The Nexsan business is based in
Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information on Nexsan storage systems, visit

About Imation Corp.

Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global scalable storage and data security company.
The Company's portfolio includes tiered storage and security offerings for
business, and products designed to manage audio and video information in the
home. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful
global distribution network and well recognized brands. Additional information
about Imation is available at

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Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
For Imation
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Mercedes Carrasco, 781-684-0770
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