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[February 19, 2013]

Panasonic's Sheila O'Neil and Bill Brennan Recognized as UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

SECAUCUS, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Panasonic (News - Alert), a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets announced today that Sheila O'Neil, Vice President, Channel Management and Bill Brennan, Senior Director, Channel Sales - Resellers, have been named to 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 organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Over the past few decades, Panasonic has invested in working with its solution partners and channel partners to deliver reliable, innovative business technology solutions to customers across a number of vertical markets. The complete suite of Panasonic technology solutions addresses unified business communications, scanners, mobile computing, video surveillance, retail point-of-sale, , high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and digital signage, and HD/ 3D video production.

The 2013 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 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 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at

"Panasonic is firmly rooted in our channel route-to-market and we realize our business is only as successful as our partners. Because of this, we are constantly making improvements to our channel program to help resellers gain greater value from their relationship with Panasonic," said Rance Poehler, President, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "This award for Sheila and Bill is a testament to the successful partnership between Panasonic and our reseller community, which is built on an intense collective commitment to customers and a deep understanding of their individual applications and environments."

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasoic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, hospitality, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking ( As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at Information about Panasonic and its products is available at Additional company information for journalists is also available at

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:

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

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