Exeter, RI, June 17, 2013 – Carousel Industries, today announced that Lucy Graham, Director of Marketing, has been named to CRNs 2013 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers based on their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 recognizes an elite subset of the women based on their rank, influence, channel savvy, and exceptional achievements.

Over the past five years that Lucy has been instrumental in driving the Carousel value by aligning partners through the creation of a value-add program.  She has enabled the sales force to focus on selling through the development of materials that expand upon and explain common business drivers around specific verticals, enabling the end users to benefit through the use of Carousel’s solution’s portfolio.  Lucy is also involved within the local tech community and collectively works with a local users groups assisting them with agendas and securing educational topics for their attendees.  

“We are pleased to shine a spotlight on the most influential and powerful women working in the channel today,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “Offering this distinction further extends our ongoing commitment to the women of the channel by highlighting their accomplishments, sharing best practices and connecting powerful women in a forum designed to educate, inspire and advance the channel community.”   

“Carousel is delighted to see Lucy be named to CRN’s 2013 Women of the Channel list and recognized publicly for what is common knowledge within Carousel.  Lucy is one of the best in the business and we are very lucky to have her.” said Jeff Gardner, CEO Carousel Industries.

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at www.crn.com

About Carousel

Carousel Industries consults, integrates and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth.  This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 25% - 40% per year with 2012 revenues of $355 million.

Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. 

Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel  

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.