Tech Data's Bartlett and Bauerlein Named to CRN's Channel Chief List

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that both Chuck Bartlett, the company's senior vice president, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS), and Marty Bauerlein, the company's vice president, U.S. VAR Sales, have been named by CRN to the 2014 Channel Chief list. Chosen by the CRN editorial staff with input from vendor, distribution, and solution provider executives, the list recognizes those who have demonstrable impact on vendor channel strategies, initiatives and programs. According to CRN, this prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Bartlett was recently promoted to senior vice president, AIS and leads the company's value-added solutions categories, including server, storage, networking, unified communications, video, virtualization, and converged infrastructure. He has been with Tech Data since 2006 and has more than 20 years of IT sales, marketing, and distribution experience. Bartlett holds a master's degree in management and organizational development from Webster College and a bachelor's degree in business management from Iowa State University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Command Officers School in Myrtle Beach, SC.

"Chuck leads the direction of our AIS division with focus, dedication and precision," said Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas at Tech Data. "He is strategically focused on providing channel enablement to support the diverse technical needs of solution providers and best-in-class customer service to our channel partners. We look forward to the continued growth of this important business under Chuck's leadership."

Marty Bauerlein was appointed vice president, U.S. VAR Sales for Tech Data in May 2011. In this position, he leads a multi-billion-dollar division responsible for the sale of information technology products and related services to VARs and corporate resellers across the United States. Previously, Marty served as vice president of Central/West Sales from June 2008 to May 2011, leading a team of sales professionals handling direct marketers, corporate resellers and VARs seeking geographic sales expansion. In March 2011, Marty received Tech Data's Vice President of the Year award for his leadership contributions. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Fredonia State University.

"Marty is a trusted leader in the channel who is laser-focused on meeting the needs of our solution providers," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Marty's strong leadership motivates his team to perform at the highest levels possible, constantly raising the bar to ensure we are providing the best customer experience in the IT channel. Under Marty's leadership, we look forward to continued success in our VAR sales organization."

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations," said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer, The Channel Company. "The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success."

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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