Emerson Network Power’s Channel Leaders Recognized as UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Tracy Collins and Steve Hammond rewarded for Innovation Partner Program leadership

Columbus, Ohio [February 21, 2013] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that Tracy Collins and Steve Hammond have been named UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs.

CRN’s prestigious list of influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes the 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. Collins and Hammond were chosen for their leadership of Emerson Network Power’s Innovation Partnership Program, the first partner program designed to bridge the gap between IT and facilities that has prevented data center optimization.

Emerson Network Power’s Innovation Partnership Program positions partners to capitalize on the growing data center market by delivering a complete set of infrastructure solutions, including precision cooling, critical power and data center infrastructure management (DCIM), that work together to optimize data center utilization, availability and efficiency. Partners in the program are provided with industry-leading profit potential and retention supported by unparalleled sales and local technical support.

“Receiving the CRN Channel Chief recognition validates the strength of our channel team and our proven ability to successfully deliver an effective channel program that spans Emerson Network Power’s broad portfolio of data center and infrastructure management solutions serving both IT and Facilities,” said Tracy Collins, director of channel sales and marketing of the Avocent and Liebert businesses of Emerson Network Power in North America and Channel Chief recipient the two years prior. “We continue to build on our success and expand our award-winning Innovation Partnership Program focused on delivering the right incentives and enablement our partners need to reach more customers and capture additional opportunities,” said Steve Hammond, director of global partner marketing and also a Channel Chief recipient the previous year.

For more than 10 years, the CRN editorial team has selected Channel Chiefs 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. “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.”

The 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 18 issue of CRN Magazine.

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About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, delivers software, hardware, and services that maximize availability, capacity, and efficiency for data centers and healthcare and industrial facilities.  A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands.  Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.  Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments:  Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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