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 customers.  "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 competitiveness."  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 http://www.sharpusa.com/. Follow us on Facebook, or Twitter and watch us on YouTube.  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 atwww.thechannelcompany.com.  CONTACT: Erin Howard Peppercomm for Sharp 212.931.6174 EHoward@peppercomm.com  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130611/NY28638LOGO)  SOURCE Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America  Website: http://www.sharpusa.com