MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announced that it is a recipient of the 2017 Tech Data Marketing and Sales Innovator of the Year Award as part of Tech Data's 13th annual Vendor Summit, held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Tech Data's Vendor of the Year award recipients are recognized for their collaboration, enablement programs, strong partnerships, and commitment to Tech Data, its solution providers and the IT channel in the Americas.

"Our approach to doing business is to always ask how we can make something different and create excitement for our customers. We are always striving to bring something new to the table," said John Sheehan, vice president of Channel Sales, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "A great example of this is the work that our account executive Mehryn Corrigan has done at Tech Data. This award points to her success in delivering new and innovative approaches to growing our professional AV business, and the Tech Data community has certainly responded."

"We are proud to recognize the commitment, enthusiasm and achievements of our 2017 Vendor award winners," said Joe Quaglia, president, Americas, at Tech Data. "The awards recognize our outstanding vendors and representatives who are devoted to channel innovation, enablement and the continued success of our resellers. These awards are a reflection of their determination throughout the year, and we thank them for their continued partnership."

More than 500 channel partners were in attendance at Vendor Summit, which featured interactive breakout session presentations on Tech Data's key initiatives, as well as presentations on the company's corporate, sales and marketing strategies by Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales Marty Bauerlein; Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Americas Jeff Bawol; Vice President, Marketing, Americas Pablo Zurzolo; and Quaglia.