Scott Shainman, Director of North American Channel for Getac, Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

IRVINE, Calif. February 23, 2015 - Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today that Scott Shainman has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"We are very excited for Scott Shaiman to be named to the prestigious list of CRN Channel Chiefs for 2015," said Rowina Lee, president Getac US. "Scott's insight and expertise in the rugged computer category, along with old fashioned hard work, has captured the attention of CRN and we are excited for Scott. His dedication to the industry, and his sales successes for Getac, are just two of the qualities that make him deserving of this recognition."

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

Getac will continue to introduce new products, including a number of new tablets in different sizes in the near future. Designed to fit specific vertical needs with features and specifications tailored for optimum performance in the required field applications, these new tablets will again set a new standard in excellence for rugged computing solutions.

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2014 consolidated revenue $29.4 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac's business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information visit

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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