Heather Hulse, ViewSonic Director of Sales/National Accounts, and Ryan Strayer, ViewSonic Senior Director of Sales, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chiefs

Brea, CA (March 3, 2016) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Heather Hulse, Director of Sales, National Accounts, and Ryan Strayer, Senior Director of Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

With more than 20 years of experience of working side-by-side with channel partners, Heather Hulse is responsible for the development of strategic direct corporate and national accounts at ViewSonic. While overseeing the growth of U.S. business accounts, Hulse ensures company initiatives and strategically analyzes business and personnel needs of the channel. With a deep understanding of sales and marketing, she is able to allocate her team's resources to strengthen channel partnerships that increase sales and awareness of our extensive product lines.

Ryan Strayer has been in a channel chief role for more than a decade. As the Senior Director of Sales for ViewSonic North America, Strayer oversees the performance of ViewSonic’s distribution partners. Strayer has developed creative programs, which have served to improve the company’s position and overall mind share within these important customers who are the gateway to the solution provider community.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“We’re proud Heather and Ryan are both being recognized by CRN and The Channel Company as 2016 Channel Chiefs,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. “They have both worked diligently and dedicated their careers to the channel. ViewSonic, as a channel-centric company, prides itself on strong channel partnerships, and Heather and Ryan have greatly contributed to that mission. To be named as one of the elite executives of the channel as a Channel Chief is a major accomplishment and acknowledgement to their hard work.”

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading manufacturer of visual solutions. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays. To find out more about ViewSonic, visit viewsonic.com.

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