5. Sheila O'Neill, vice president of channel sales, Panasonic Computer Solutions
Panasonic Computer Solutions' Toughbook line regularly beats out the competition to win industry awards for the best notebooks. And O'Neill, who walked away with our Channel Executive of the Year honors for small companies, has made sure that Panasonic keeps partners front and center for everything they do. There's a reason that Panasonic's Toughbook unit is a 100 percent channel business, and that reason is Sheila O'Neill.
She has been a channel beacon at Panasonic for 11 years in a business where channel chiefs come and go like bad weather in New England. This is a channel veteran that we hope stays tough and sticks around. [read more]