NEC Display Solutions’ Betsy Larson, Richard Hutton Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chiefs

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEC Display Solutions, a leading provider of commercial display and
projector solutions, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, named Betsy Larson, Vice President of Channel
Sales, and Richard Hutton, Senior Director of Channel Marketing, to its
prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders
included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in
their organization through their channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief
honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their
professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued

“Being able to be a part of NEC Display’s channel organization continues
to be a rewarding experience,” said Larson. “In an industry of
everlasting change, we are able to continue to offer meaningful
solutions to our partners as well as their end-users through
understanding their needs and having the technology knowhow for driving

With over 20 years of channel experience, Larson’s goal has always been
on developing relationships built on trust and mutual success. Her
approach continues to hinder on listening and understanding partners’
needs to enable NEC Display to quickly adjust to the evolving demands of
the channel to ensure success and growth. In the last year, she aided in
the development of NEC Display’s NECOne global program, which focuses on
making global selling easier than ever before. Larson’s approach and
expertise has also enabled NEC to strategically expand its program
through focusing on end-user verticals to aid reseller partners to
deliver not just hardware, but also the means for providing full

“The excitement and fascinating part of being involved with the channel
is that it is always evolving,” said Hutton. “In the year ahead, we’ll
continue to see partner employees transitioning to a new generation. The
vendors that adapt processes to address this change with social and
mobile centric communication devices and methods are the ones that will
be able to truly succeed and deliver.”

In the last year at NEC Display, Hutton has focused on growing the
organization’s partner program in both size and geographic reach. For
example, he led the expansion of NEC’s channel program to include Latin
America partners and added over 400 new partners to their growing
portfolio in the last year. He has also expanded the solution offerings
NEC brings to the channel by introducing new products such as direct
view LED displays for top partners. Hutton’s focus continues to remain
on improving processes for partners in both pricing and service.

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading designer and provider
of innovative displays, offers the widest range of products on the
market, such as commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD
displays, desktop LCD monitors, direct view LED displays, a diverse line
of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display
solutions. Benefitting from the technologies of NEC Corporation and its
own Research and Development, NEC produces leading-edge visual
technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets,
including education, retail, transportation, broadcast, enterprise,
healthcare, houses of worship, and many more. NEC is orchestrating a
brighter world with the quality and reliability of its products and
outstanding customer service. For additional information about NEC
Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the
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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By
providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the
company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies
meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings
more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower
people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

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