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Tripp Lite Recognized for Outstanding Support for Resellers


CRN® Lists Tripp Lite as 5-Star Vendor in 2019 Partner Program Guide


Chicago, IL (April 1, 2019)—Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Tripp Lite a 5‑star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5‑Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

Tripp Lite’s multi-stage partner program supports resellers at all levels of the sales process: partner-specific web portals, enhanced marketing content to increase unassisted Web sales, product finders and live sales engagement with resellers. Tripp Lite also offers comprehensive bid- and deal-registration programs, as well as extensive product training and post-sales technical support.

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

“Tripp Lite’s focus is and always will be on supporting our partners with resources that help promote their success,” said Shane Kilfoil, Tripp Lite’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales. “It is an honor to have CRN recognize our efforts in building these long-term partnerships that are backed by innovation, training and technical support.”

The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at

About Tripp Lite
Since 1922, Tripp Lite has established a global reputation for quality by providing reliable products and exceptional service to customers worldwide. From desktop to critical infrastructure, Tripp Lite products and solutions power and connect the computers, networking equipment and electronic devices that form the foundation of our digital world. Headquartered in Chicago, Tripp Lite manufactures UPS systems, cables, connectivity solutions, PDUs, racks, cooling solutions, KVM switches, console servers, charging stations, display mounts, surge protectors, power strips, network switches, power inverters and specialty products for data center, healthcare, government, education and digital signage applications. Learn more at

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with its dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, it connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, it draws from its deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for every-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.