Zebra Technologies’ Bill Cate Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Feb. 21, 2017 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bill Cate, vice president of Global Channel Strategy, Program and Operations to its prestigious list of 2017 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.

KEY FACTS

  • Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
  • Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
  • In 2016, Cate’s organization helped Zebra successfully launch the new PartnerConnect channel program which integrated two separate partner programs. In addition, Zebra partners became more engaged in delivering Enterprise Asset Intelligence (EAI) solutions to customers in the retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics and healthcare industries.
  • The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.


SUPPORTING QUOTES
Bob Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company
“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole. 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”  

Bill Cate, Vice President of Global Channel Strategy, Program and Operations, Zebra Technologies
“It’s an honor to be recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief.  With the launch of PartnerConnect last year, Zebra is building on our commitment to making it easier for our partners to do business with us. We are providing more flexibility by rewarding and supporting them differently based on their business model and growth strategy.”


About Zebra
With the unparalleled visibility Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – gives organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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

Media Contacts:
Bill Abelson
Zebra Technologies
+1-631-738-4751
bill.abelson@zebra.com

Melanie Turpin
The Channel Company
+1-508-416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com

Industry Analyst Contact:
Caitlin DeRango
Zebra Technologies
Phone: +1-847-793-5896
cderango@zebra.com



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