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Vicki Bilyeu, Marketing Manager at IOGEAR, Recognized as CRN Channel Chief [02-22-2017]

IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 22, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that its marketing manager, Vicki Bilyeu, has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, 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.

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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Among the reasons that Bilyeu was selected as a 2017 Channel Chief was that she created and launched IOGEAR's new Partner Program, Premier Connections, to bring value to the company's channel partners and help them to expand their businesses. In addition to the new partner program, Bilyeu created an online training portal that gives partners 24/7 access to training on all of the company's product categories. She also implemented a marketing automation system to increase the efficiency of the organization's marketing efforts, resulting in significant expansion of the company's partner base.

"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," said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year."

"We are very proud that CRN has named Vicki to their prestigious list of channel executives," explained Jack Wang, CEO of IOGEAR. "She has designed and implemented a program that is a win-win for IOGEAR and our partners. While the program is already working to expand our channel partner base and helping us move into new vertical markets, it also provides valuable resources for our partners that make it easier to sell IOGEAR products and grow their own businesses."

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR provides consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers with attractive, reliable, high-performance products and solutions that help them connect their devices to improve productivity and efficiency. The company offers a broad range of solutions including: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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