Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Juliann Larimer, vice president of global channels and sales operations, and Mark Kroh, vice president of North America channels, have been named two of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 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 organizations, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. Juliann Larimer has strengthened Motorola’s worldwide channel through initiatives to grow key segments, expand service and solutions offerings, facilitate interaction through an enhanced channel operations infrastructure, and drive channel partner competency through expansive training and certification. She also has continued to lead the ongoing evolution of the PartnerEmpower™ program, Motorola’s global channel program framework, focused on rewarding channel partners for their expertise and success through stronger market differentiation and expanded opportunities for growth. Mark Kroh led the North America Channel Sales organization to record growth in 2012 while facilitating channel partner differentiation and collaboration. Through a continuous focus on Motorola’s core markets and a concentrated effort to grow emerging verticals and expansion products, he also enabled Motorola to make significant strides in transforming the channel toward becoming solutions focused. Channel partners that have made the transformation from product-centric resellers to value-based solution providers, have already experienced greater rewards and expanded deals with Motorola. For more than 10 years, Channel Chiefs have been 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. “We are extremely proud that Mark and Juliann’s accomplishments have earned them recognition as Channel Chiefs,” said Mark Moon, president, sales and product operations, Motorola Solutions. “The channel is an extremely important component of our go-to-market strategy, and through their efforts we have solidified and expanded relationships with our 20,000 global channel partners. Under their leadership, we’ll continue to invest in channel enablement tools and provide our channel partners with the resources and training they need to deliver the comprehensive solutions that customers need.”
“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “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 partner community.”Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the Feb. 25, 2013, issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com. About Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed. About UBM Tech Channel UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, 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 Tech 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. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com. About UBM llc UBM llc 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. MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.