Fujitsu Senior VP of Marketing, Scott Francis, and Fujitsu Senior VP of Sales, Nina Lutjens, Named CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, is pleased to announce that Scott Francis, senior vice president of marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., and Nina Lutjens, senior vice president of sales, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., have been named as two of CRN‘s 2013 Channel Chiefs. CRN‘s prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes 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.
“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. “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.”
Scott Francis is responsible for marketing, product, and business development strategy and implementation. In his 13 years at Fujitsu, Francis has led numerous product-line teams and has been instrumental in several successful new scanner introductions, which includes the addition of the award winning Fujitsu fi-series scanner product family.
“Fujitsu is attracting the next generation of solution providers by offering ISVs and resellers an opportunity to be part of an exclusive channel program with a suite of support tools to ensure their success,” said Francis. “We carefully select our partners and work closely with them to provide the technology and resources they need to be viable in the market.”
Nina Lutjens has been focused on creating strong channel programs and alliances for the Imaging Products Group at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. During Lutjens’s tenure, Fujitsu has been the beneficiary of numerous distribution “Best Practice” awards, and last year Lutjens was honored as one of CRN‘s Channel Chiefs as well as one of the top “Women of the Channel.”
“Fujitsu streamlines its distribution and partner channel and because of that, our reseller revenue has grown 10% year after year,” said Lutjens. “We continue to keep a diverse portfolio of resellers in the major verticals – including government, healthcare, finance, legal, insurance, education, and transportation – and we’ve adopted product evangelists in major markets to help our solution providers sell products across the landscape.”
The Fujitsu “One Capture Alliance” Imaging Partner Program is a company-wide, channel-focused initiative that creates stronger working relationships, new opportunities, greater access to valuable information and enhanced marketing support for partners. Over the past year, Francis and Lutjens have made key investments for the One Capture Alliance program, including:
- Demonstration equipment, a value add for resellers that can be used to prove concepts, solidify product project configurations and close deals with end users
- Programs for channel training and education
- Integration of Salesforce to allow for faster and more efficient processing of sales and Market Development Funds (MDF) requests
- MDF funds for solution providers to use towards marketing campaigns, trade shows, events, and other types of demand creation
- A telemarketing organization that is capable of conducting outbound sales calling for channel partners
To learn more about the Fujitsu One Capture Alliance program, visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/platforms/fcpa/partners/programs/oca/.
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been 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 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at: http://www.crn.com/channel-chiefs/cc2013-details.htm?c=88 and http://www.crn.com/channel-chiefs/cc2013-details.htm?c=145.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa or call us at 800-626-4686.
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