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TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AddOn Networks, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of compatible transceivers and high-speed cabling, today announced that Tom Hurley, vice president of channel sales, has been named to CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list. This annual, prestigious list recognizes the top channel executives in the IT industry.
AddOn’s optical transceivers and high-speed cabling empower businesses of all sizes to expand their network bandwidth and connection speed, and confidently manage and maximize data growth. By providing trusted, tested and independent solutions that outperform and outlast OEM equivalents – at a fraction of cost – AddOn has removed the barriers that many companies experience when adopting optical transceivers and high-speed cabling. AddOn’s model enables resellers to financially support their customers and help them solve budget problems. In addition to cost savings, AddOn’s highly technical engineering staff is continuously creating new solutions to help its customers do more.
Hurley has a long history in the channel. Upon joining AddOn, he was tasked to grow the company’s channel presence, particularly the forging of new relationships. During Hurley’s tenure, AddOn’s reach into the channel has continued to grow year over year. In fact, within the past few months, global distribution contracts have been signed with three of the largest distributors in the world, thus expanding the AddOn Networks brand into more than 100 different countries worldwide. The company’s current partner community includes more than 10,000 resellers.
Said Hurley, “My team was responsible for growing our sales – and we did so in 2018 at a rate of double the market pace. We accomplished this by hiring talent and building relationships in the field – putting a personal touch on everything we did with our channel partners. This approach led not only to signing new channel partners, but to greatly increasing the depth and breadth of our existing channel relationships. Everyone benefits from this high-touch, open communications-focused engagement. It makes for a stronger, more aligned channel community. I’m very proud of the work we have accomplished and am honored to be recognized by CRN on behalf of the entire AddOn channel team.”
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to their channel partner programs. The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
For more about AddOn Networks, please visit www.addonnetworks.com.
About The Channel Company
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About AddOn Networks
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Tustin, California, AddOn Networks is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of compatible transceivers and high-speed cabling. AddOn creates quality connections around the world through the power of fiber optics. The company’s optical transceivers and high-speed cabling empower businesses of all sizes to expand their network bandwidth and connection speed, and confidently manage and maximize data growth.
Filling a critical gap in the transceiver ecosystem by offering an alternative to big-name OEMs, AddOn’s transceivers go through a rigorous, finely tuned testing process, resulting in products with the industry’s lowest failure rate. To learn more, visit www.addonnetworks.com and follow them on LinkedIn.
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