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Toshiba raises its glass to the channel

  • 18 August, 2006 10:02

<p>Eight channel partners awarded at annual TargetBusters channel event</p>
<p>Sydney, Friday 18th August, 2006 - Commander, Ingram Micro and Harvey Norman were three of eight channel partners to be recognised with major awards at TargetBusters, Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division’s (ISD’s) annual channel event, which took place in Noumea, New Caledonia earlier this week (10 – 13 August).</p>
<p>Themed ‘Moulin Rouge’, the awards were granted during the gala awards dinner on Saturday night. As well as the eight partner companies, nine individuals were recognised for outstanding sales achievement and customer service over the last 12 months. They include:</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – Victoria
Don Bath</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – Western Australia
Anton Maxwell</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – South Australia
Matthew Sachse</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – ACT
Adrian Youl</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – Queensland
Mitchell Simpson</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – New South Wales
Julian Phua</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – New Zealand
Vince Eggels</p>
<p>Outstanding Achievement – Retail
Albert Zurzolo</p>
<p>Outstanding Achievement – Retail
Matt Hayler</p>
<p>Business Partner of the Year – Northern Region
Volante</p>
<p>Business Partner of the Year – Southern Region
Computelec</p>
<p>Business Partner of the Year – New Zealand
The Laptop Company (SI)</p>
<p>Retail Excellence
Dick Smith Australia</p>
<p>Retail Excellence
Leading Edge Australia</p>
<p>Retailer of the Year – Australia/New Zealand
Harvey Norman Australia</p>
<p>Distributor of the Year
Ingram Micro Australia</p>
<p>MobilePlus Reseller of Year
Commander</p>
<p>“Our channel partners have yet again been instrumental in helping us remain the most popular mobile computing brand,” said Mark Whittard, general manager Toshiba ISD. “It’s an exciting time to be in our industry with notebook sales representing the strongest growing category in IT. This result is largely due to the hard work and education undertaken by our channel, and for that, we’d like to say thanks and congratulations.”</p>
<p>Now in its 18th year, more than 100 of Toshiba’s channel partners from Australia and New Zealand attend TargetBusters, which recognises and fosters sales achievement within the channel. This years’ event theme was ‘Pulse – Get into Overdrive’.</p>
<p>-ENDS-</p>
<p>About Toshiba</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the ninth largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 161,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over A$73billion on a consolidated basis. Toshiba is the leader in the Australian notebook market, holding 19.8% of the market in Q4 2005 (IDC) and remaining as leader both in market share and revenue since.</p>
<p>Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&amp;D budget roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area.</p>
<p>Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and is this year celebrating its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>
<p>For further press information please contact:</p>
<p>Evelyn Chong or Caroline Hendra</p>
<p>Howorth Communications</p>
<p>Ph: 61 2 8281 3810</p>
<p>Kristie O'Dwyer</p>
<p>Toshiba Australia Pty Limited</p>
<p>Ph: 61 2 9887 8120</p>

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