LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced that Brad Painter, the company's vice president of channel sales, has been named one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization and helping to prove the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
Under Painter's leadership in 2011, Dot Hill strengthened its commitment to key channel partners by enhancing the Dot Hill Connections Partner Program through added field resources, value-add programs and solutions-based sales tools for its most loyal partners. Painter also marshaled additional partner resources to make it easier for all partners to do business with Dot Hill, such as amplified professional service offerings, demand-generation toolkits, marketing support, increased margin incentives, streamlined channel pricing, and improved access to technical support and services.
For the ninth consecutive year, 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.
"The Dot Hill Connections Partner Program offers attractive margins and deal registrations to all storage partners, but in 2011 we developed a strategy to work more closely with key partners to drive incremental and profitable sales growth," said Painter. "The 2012 Channel Chief designation signals that we are on the right track with this strategy. Our channel sales initiatives continue to gain momentum as we focus on building strong, mutually beneficial partnerships.""The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the channel partner community." Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com. About UBM Channel: ( www.ubmchannel.com ) UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com. UBM plc ( www.ubm.com ) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com About Dot Hill Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com. HILL-G