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Panasas’ Philip Crocker Named a CRN Channel Chief for the Fourth Successive Year

SUNNYVALE, CA – February 14, 2019 – Panasas®, a proven leader in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Philip Crocker, senior director of global channel marketing and business development at Panasas, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. This win marks the fourth consecutive year that Crocker has been honored with this award.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, reputation in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and success with driving future growth and innovation.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

In 2018, Crocker spearheaded a Panasas channel mix strategy that approached 75 percent of Panasas’ overall sales. With Crocker at the helm, the team also entered into 10 new strategic partnerships around the world and enabled five partners to raise their revenue by more than 200 percent. In addition, Crocker continued to expand the ‘Panasas Accelerate’ Partner Program, broadening its global coverage.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as CRN,” said Crocker. “2019 promises to be a groundbreaking year for Panasas and its partners, with the introduction of ActiveStor® Ultra featuring PanFS® 8, a completely reengineered, portable filesystem that runs on industry standard hardware. Our partners play a key role in providing the best possible customer experience and we are looking forward to working with them as we expand our global reach and seize the new market opportunities addressed by this highly competitive product.

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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