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Acer America’s Gregg Prendergast, Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief
SAN JOSE, Calif. (2015-02-25)

Acer America announced today that Gregg Prendergast has been named to the prestigious list of The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Prendergast was selected as a CRN Channel Chief due to his success in growing Acer’s Chromebook market share to capture the #1 position(1) as well as his improvements to the Acer Channel Excellence (ACE) affinity program, investments in Acer’s inbound sales team, and enhanced programs and service offerings for K-12 customers.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally(2). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit for more information.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our provenand leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at


  1. Q3 2014, Gartner data, worldwide markets
  2. IDC FY2014