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Shane Kilfoil of Tripp Lite Recognized as 2019 CRN®Channel Chief


Chicago, IL (February 11, 2019)—Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Shane Kilfoil, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.

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, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Kilfoil was selected for his leadership of Tripp Lite’s domestic and international sales and sales support organizations. Tripp Lite offers more than 4,000 products to power and connect businesses worldwide and is able to ship inventory quickly, allowing channel partners to meet the needs of their customers. Tripp Lite partners also benefit from pre-sales support, lead qualification, lead referrals, and field sales support. To maximize partners’ unassisted web sales, Tripp Lite provides a wide variety of tools and resources, including enhanced marketing content.

“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.”

“Being named a 2019 Channel Chief is the result of the hard work and dedication of everyone at Tripp Lite and our channel partners,” said Kilfoil. “This recognition of Tripp Lite’s channel loyalty is added motivation for us to keep strengthening our partner relationships as we continue to offer expert advice, user-friendly resources, and the best value in power and connectivity products.”

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.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for over 95 years. Tripp Lite´s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers and the world’s most trusted premium surge protector—the Isobar®—with more than 19 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 4,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems and cooling solutions, PDUs, PowerAlert® software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge protectors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips and notebook accessories. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website:

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.