Panasas’ Philip Crocker Named a CRN Channel Chief for the Fourth Successive Year

a proven leader in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage
solutions, today announced that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Philip Crocker, senior director of global
channel marketing and business development at Panasas, to its
prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. This win marks the fourth
consecutive year that Crocker has been honored with this award.

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, reputation in the industry, dedication to the
channel partner community, and success with driving future growth and

“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

In 2018, Crocker spearheaded a Panasas channel mix strategy that
approached 75 percent of Panasas’ overall sales. With Crocker at the
helm, the team also entered into 10 new strategic partnerships around
the world and enabled five partners to raise their revenue by more than
200 percent. In addition, Crocker continued to expand the ‘Panasas
Accelerate’ Partner Program
, broadening its global coverage.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by such an esteemed organization as
CRN,” said Crocker. “2019 promises to be a groundbreaking year for
Panasas and its partners, with the introduction of ActiveStor®
Ultra featuring PanFS® 8, a completely reengineered, portable
filesystem that runs on industry standard hardware. Our partners play a
key role in providing the best possible customer experience and we are
looking forward to working with them as we expand our global reach and
seize the new market opportunities addressed by this highly competitive

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.

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Katie LeChase
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