FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced that Albert Ling, senior vice president of channel operations, has been recognized by UBM Channel as part of CRN's prestigious 2012 list, "100 People You Don't Know, But Should." The list honors professionals within a vendor organization who are responsible for driving all efforts in channel marketing, operations and sales.
The "100 People You Don't Know But Should" consists of the directors, vice presidents and officers who lead their company's channel program without fanfare, exhibiting the strength, determination and creativity required to support solution providers on a daily basis. Dedicating more than 14 years to D-Link, Ling currently manages the company's channel operations and is tasked with streamlining the company's growth within the small- and medium-sized business sector.
"We are pleased that Albert is being recognized by UBM Channel for his integral role in driving D-Link's channel program," said A.J. Wang, chief technology officer and interim president, D-Link Systems, Inc. "His commitment to strengthening partner relationships, as well as implementing strategies that provide our resellers with the marketing resources needed to rapidly grow their businesses, has directly contributed to D-Link's successful partner program and the company's overall growth."
Under Ling's management, D-Link has continued its unwavering commitment to the channel by providing partners with resources, including technology specializations and training for vertical markets such as storage, government, education, and security. D-Link has also elevated its presence within the security market, including partnerships with leading security distributors such as Tri-Ed. The company also offers a complete IP surveillance solutions approach (IP cameras, network switches and network storage), which provides channel partners with interoperability, ease of integration and overall support. In addition, D-Link offers channel partners with professional services to aid customers with the transition from CCTV to IP surveillance solutions.
"I'm pleased to deliver our second annual list of '100 People You Don't Know But Should' by continuing to honor the unsung leaders in the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. "This list recognizes the behind-the-scenes influencers within a vendor organization who are making a significant impact on the company's channel program, and the channel as a whole, by working in any capacity necessary to drive profit and success. While solution providers may already be aware of a vendor's Channel Chief, many are still unaware of the individuals behind the chiefs; the home office shot callers responsible for delivering a successful channel program. Many of these individuals lead the way without recognition, and yet they have made a significant impact in driving the success of their channel program. I'm pleased to bring attention to their contributions."
A sample of the list is published in print and online at CRN.com.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).
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