CEO Kevin Johnson and SVP Frank Vitagliano Recognized by Leading IT Channel Publication for Industry Influence and Overall Market Leadership
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 29, 2010 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine has named Juniper’s Kevin Johnson, chief executive officer and Frank Vitagliano, senior vice president of Americas Partners to its list of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry.
The annual CRN Top 100 listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business.
Kevin Johnson debuted on the CRN Top 100 list in 2009 as one of the IT industry’s topMavericks, challenging the market place to take a new approach to networking. Under his leadership, Juniper continues to gain share in the enterprise market and has received industry awards in routing, switching and security, as well as channel partnership, profitability and technical excellence throughout 2010. This year, Johnson is being recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the IT industry by CRN.
Juniper Channel Chief Frank Vitagliano is being honored by CRN as one of the IT industry’s Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders. Vitagliano is credited with establishing a winning partner enablement strategy that empowers Juniper’s sales team and drives higher profitability and success for Juniper’s Americas Partner community. The accolades recognize both executives for their leadership, channel advocacy, and contributions to the Juniper Partner community and the technology industry overall.
“As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel’s Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN.
Winners were announced in the November 29th issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry go to www.crn.com.
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