June 2012

OKI’s Jackie Paralis

Jackie Paralis of OKI Data Americas Named to CRN’s 2012 List of 100 People You Don’t Know, But Should

Second Annual List Recognizes Behind-the-scenes Influencers in the IT Channel

Mount Laurel, NJ, June 27, 2012 – OKI Data Americas today announced that Jackie Paralis, Senior Manager of Managed Print Services (MPS) Marketing, has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN’s 2012 “100 People You Don’t Know, But Should” list. This list recognizes individual professionals within a vendor organization who are responsible for driving the behind the scenes efforts in channel marketing, operations and sales.

The “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” are the Directors, Vice Presidents and Officers who lead their channel program without fanfare, exhibiting the strength, determination and creativity required to support solution providers on a daily basis.

“Jackie’s dedication and work in Managed Print Services has led to a significant expansion of OKI’s comprehensive MPS program – Total Managed Print™. She has worked diligently to provide the channel and partner communities with the resources necessary to give their businesses a unique and competitive edge,” said Scott Becker, Executive Vice President of North America Sales and Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “Jackie’s breadth of experience within the managed services market and her thorough understanding of the print and imaging industry are evident in her work, and we applaud UMB Channel for recognizing Jackie as an instrumental figure in the IT Channel.”

“I’m pleased to deliver our second annual list of “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” by continuing to honor the unsung leaders in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director,  UBM Channel.  This list recognizes the behind-the-scenes influencers within a vendor organization who are making a significant impact on the company’s channel program, and the channel as a whole, by working in any capacity necessary to drive profit and success. While solution providers may already be aware of a vendor’s Channel Chief, many are still unaware of the individuals behind the chiefs; the home office shot callers responsible for delivering a successful channel program. Many of these individuals lead the way without recognition, and yet they have made a significant impact in driving the success of their channel program. I’m pleased to bring attention to their contributions.”

A sample of the list was published in print and online at CRN.com on June 25, 2012.

About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ SeriesIn addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products. 

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM 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. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com/.

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 jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com 


OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA. Total Managed Print and proColor T.M., OKI Data Americas 


Amy Whilldin, Domus, Inc. 215-772-2162, awhilldin@domusinc.com
Scott Regan, UBM Channel, 508-416-1186, Scott.Regan@ubm.com