This year's recipient of the 2011 Partner of the Year award was Sharp's Audio Visual, who achieved the highest grossing sales of any Omnivex partner, including North American and International VARs. This marked their third consecutive year achieving the top spot and illustrates their dedication and success in representing Omnivex in the Canadian marketplace. When handing out the award, Omnivex Partner Manager, Diane Ratigan, commented "I would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to Angelo Kosmidis who is the driving force behind Sharp's success as an Omnivex Partner, we greatly appreciate his efforts."
The title of Top International Partner was presented to Geir Ove Finstad of Hatteland Vision, who had the highest grossing sales amongst the International Channel Partners for 2011. Hatteland represents Omnivex in the Nordic region and has experienced great success. They have extensive installations in the Norwegian Military and this past year have expanded into the Norwegian Railway. During the ceremony Ratigan took a moment to give a special thank you to Finstad, stating that "he has been instrumental in the success of Omnivex in the Nordic region and is a strong supporter of Omnivex and its solutions."
The third and final award for Best New Partner was received by Greenlite, based in Warsaw, Poland. The company has seen tremendous success in their first year of business reselling Omnivex software. They recently deployed a network of signage across a retail banking chain in Poland which includes over five hundred Moxie Players and continues to grow. Although Greenlite's CEO, Aleksander Koslacz, was not present to receive the award, his hard work and outstanding achievements were graciously acknowledged.
Omnivex software solutions are sold and supported globally by a network of highly skilled, focused and dedicated Value Added Resellers. Omnivex relies on the channel to expand the reach of our solutions and maintain a high level of customer service around the world. The annual Partner Event provides an opportunity for the achievements of Omnivex VARs to be publicly recognized, and further illustrates our focus on building and maintaining a strong channel program.