Sharp Receives 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide

Recognized for providing superior resources and tools for its program participants

MONTVALE, N.J., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/harp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Sharp a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendor programs that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best collaborative elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2017 Partner Program 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s program based on investments in program offerings, participant profitability, training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

Sharp’s growing channel program focuses on providing participants with the best marketing resources, qualified leads and technical training to ensure top-notch product expertise among alliances. Striving to help alliances expand their businesses, Sharp provides all the tools needed for channel success in the field.

“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”

“Our team is honored to receive a 5-Star rating for our distinguished channel program,” said Mike Marusic, Chief Operating Officer of Sharp Electronics Corporation and Executive Vice President of Marketing, SIICA. “This recognition is a reflection of our team’s hard work to offer better solutions for our alliances and to provide our customers with the best possible technologies.”

The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at

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