Tech Data's Peterson and Quaglia Named 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN

Clearwater, Florida, UNITED STATES

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Pete Peterson and Joe Quaglia have been named 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN magazine. 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.

Peterson, Tech Data's senior vice president, U.S. Sales, has been with Tech Data for over 15 years. Over the past year, Peterson has driven strong performance in consumer technology, growth in the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market, and the revitalization of the Company's TechSelect reseller community, which now has over 450 members. Quaglia has served as Tech Data's senior vice president, U.S. Marketing, since 2007 and was named president of the Company's TDMobility division earlier this month. In the past year, Quaglia has successfully led the go-to-market strategies for the Company's award-winning StreamOne Software License Selector, StreamOne Solutions Store, and TDMobility.

"Joe and Pete's recognition by CRN is not just a reflection of their outstanding leadership and performance – it also shows the trust that Tech Data's channel partners place in them every day to consistently deliver solutions and results," said Murray Wright, president, The Americas at Tech Data. "Through dedication and perseverance, Joe and Pete have continually promoted growth and driven sales within their organizations. We are proud to recognize them and our entire U.S. Sales and Marketing teams on their execution and performance."  

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 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, vice president and 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 partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and is featured online at

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