XChange: Winners Take A Bow At CRN Channel Champions Awards Show

Channel Champs

Everything Channel handed out the 21st annual CRN Channel Champion awards this week at XChange Solution Provider in Orlando, Fla. This year's results were based on a survey of more than 2,000 readers that judged vendors in technical and support satisfaction and financial factors.

Here's a look at this year's winners.


Overall Winner, Power Protection and Management
Technical and Support Satisfaction Category Winner

APC's Gordon Lord, director of distribution and channel marketing (right), accepts the award from Kelley Damore, Everything Channel vice president and editorial director.


Power Protection and Management, Financial Factors Category Winner

Kristy Cornell, channel marketing manager for Eaton accepts the award from Everything Channel's Steve Burke.


Overall Winner, Security

Symantec's Mark Bartig, (left), and Randy Cochran, (right), accept the award from Kelley Damore.


Overall Winner, Network Security Software

Scott Lewis, vice president of partner marketing, operations and enablement at Novell, (left), accepts the award from Everything Channel's Steve Burke.


Technical Satisfaction Category Winner, Network Security Software

Fernando Quintero, vice president of channel operations for the Americas, (left), accepts the award with Allison Harabis, North America channel program manager, (right), from Kelley Damore.


Financial Factors Category Winner, Midrange Servers

Dell's Mary Catherine Wilson, director of Americas channel marketing and programs, and Paul Shaffer, executive director of global channel marketing, accept the award with Everything Channel's Kelley Damore, (left), and Steve Burke, (right).


Overall Winner, Processors

David Allen, director of North America distribution sales for Intel, shares a laugh Kelley Damore while accepting the award.


Overall Winner, Enterprise Network Storage

NetApp's David Drahozal, director of U.S. public sector channel sales for NetApp, accepts the award for Enterprise Network Storage from Steve Burke.


Overall Winner, Flat Panel Displays, 19-30 Inch

Doug Albregts, vice president of sales and marketing for Samsung Enterprise Business Division, accepts the award from Kelley Damore after sweeping the technical, support satisfaction and financial factors categories.


Overall Winner, Server/Application Virtualization

Colleen Kapse, senior director of global partner strategy, accepts the award with another VMware team member, from Everything Channel's Kelley Damore, (left), and Steve Burke, (right), after sweeping the Server/Application Virtualization category.


Overall Winner, Multifunction Printers

Gary Gillam, vice president of channel operations and North American reseller sales, accepts the award from Kelley Damore for sweeping the Multifunction Printer category.


Overall Winner, Notebook/Mobile Computers
Financial Factors Criteria Winner, Volume Servers

Michael Abplanalp, director of channel sales for Lenovo, is flanked by Everything Channel's Kelley Damore and Steve Burke, after accepting awards in two Channel Champions Categories.


Overall Winner, Midrange Servers
Overall Winner, Middleware Software
Overall Winner, Backup and Recovery Software

Kevin Quarantello, vice president of global business partners and midmarket, sales and strategy (second from left) and Shaun Jones, vice president of worldwide channels and general business marketing for IBM Software (second from right), accept three Channel Champion awards from Everything Channel's Kelley Damore and Steve Burke. IBM swept all three criteria in the Middleware and Backup and Recovery categories.


Overall Winner, Enterprise Networking Hardware
Overall Winner, Network Security Appliances
Overall Winner, SMB Networking Hardware
Overall Winner, Unified Communications/VoIP
Overall Winner, Video Conferencing

Edison Peres, (second from left), Cisco's senior vice president of worldwide channels, needed help from Leigh Clifford Drake, director of worldwide partner integration, and Dave O'Callaghan, vice president, worldwide commercial sales, to help carry all five awards the networking giant took home at this year's Channel Champs.


Overall Winner, SMB Network Storage
Overall Winner, Workgroup Color Printers
Overall Winner, Volume Servers
Overall Winner, Systems and Network Management
Financial Factors Criteria Winner, SMB Networking Hardware

Kevin Hooper, HP's vice president and general manager of emerging growth accounts for Enterprise Servers Storage and Networking (ESSN), (second from right), also needed help to handle the five awards his company won. Matt Smith, director of Americas marketing, (second from left), also accepted the awards.


Overall Winner, Data and Information Management
Overall Winner, Business Intelligence
Overall Winner, Collaboration Software
Overall Winner, Cloud Applications
Support Satisfaction Criteria Winner, Systems and Network Management

Eric Martorano, senior director of channel strategy, marketing and online services, (second from right in the back row), invited the whole Microsoft team to help him accept five Channel Champions awards.