Redwood Shores, CA, October 02, 2014 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, announced today that Brian Heeren, National Account Manager, Kensington Computer Products Group, has been named by CRN as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2014. Selected by the CRN editorial team based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers and other industry executives, CRN’s list celebrates under-the-radar channel management team members from some of the industry’s top vendors and distributors.

Redwood Shores, CA, October 02, 2014 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, announced today that Brian Heeren, National Account Manager, Kensington Computer Products Group, has been named by CRN as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2014. Selected by the CRN editorial team based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers and other industry executives, CRN’s list celebrates under-the-radar channel management team members from some of the industry’s top vendors and distributors. These unsung heroes might not be household names but they work tirelessly to create, promote and manage the programs and policies that support the IT channel and help it thrive.

Brian Heeren has over 25 years of channel and sales expertise and leads Kensington’s channel partner program in the Americas. Heeren is responsible for driving program innovations and leading-edge products that deliver new revenue opportunities for OEMs, resellers and distributors. For the past six years he has managed and grown Kensington’s channel partner program supporting the company’s flagship computing, mobility and physical security solutions.

“The IT industry has a tendency to shine the spotlight on its top executives, but at CRN we know that there are a lot of other hardworking people who deserve to be recognized for their contributions as well,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “This list is our way of recognizing some of the people that are in the trenches, working hard on behalf of the IT channel every day and making decisions that help tip the scales toward channel success.”

“I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition from CRN on behalf of Kensington and the emphasis we place on helping our channel partners drive new revenue streams and profitability,” said Brian Heeren, National Account Manager of Kensington. “We have a 100% channel model that is dedicated to delivering the industry’s leading security solutions as a first line of defense for laptops and mobile devices for enterprises around the world.”

The “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list is featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com.

About Kensington
Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington’s mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
Kensington is a registered trademarks of ACCO Brands. PresentairPro and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2014 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.

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