Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Solutions Group of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

 Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Solutions Group of
 Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America Recognized as one of CRN's
                             2014 Channel Chiefs

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sharp Imaging and Information
Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation,
announced today that Mike Marusic has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel
Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel
recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and
growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the
channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN 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.

In the past two years, SIICA expanded its channel business by more than 500
percent. Led by Mike Marusic, the Sharp team successfully launched and
expanded its channel reseller program. The successful initiative focused on a
channel sell-through program, which makes it easier for resellers to do
business. Sharp also aggressively participates in field-training opportunities
to provide product knowledge and training, and when needed, partners can
qualify for loaner product units to provide proof of concept to their

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who
work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their
organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers
and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the
channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to
their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"This award is a true testament to the quality of our team and the innovation
behind Sharp's technologies. We are proud that the channel has chosen to
vigorously support our products," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President,
Marketing & Business Solutions Group of Sharp Imaging and Information Company
of America. "We look forward to continuing to bring our valued partners
cutting-edge solutions that allow them to offer customers products that keep
them ahead of the curve, and improve their productivity and market

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN,
and online at www.CRN.com.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp
Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home
entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office
solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

Sharp is the #1 selling brand in U.S. for 60+ inch Large Format Commercial
Displays through B2B Sales Channels*. Sharp's professional and commercial
displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in
a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our
award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™
interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate
and disseminate information brilliantly.

*According to the NPD Display Search Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays
Report, January 2014.

For more information, visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at
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Sharp and related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp
Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth
and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED,
and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and
leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions
for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication,
Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence
services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more

Erin Howard
Peppercomm for Sharp

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SOURCE Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Website: http://www.sharpusa.com
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