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AFCO Systems Launches U.S. Channel Partner Program to Drive Adoption of Green Datacenter Enclosures

Datacenter managers and IT professionals across the U.S. are turning to their resellers and solution providers seeking ways to reduce the ever-increasing carbon footprint of their corporate datacenters. To deliver a strong resource for value added resellers (VARs) focused on datacenter offerings, AFCO Systems (www.AFCOSystems.com) today announced the launch of its U.S. channel partner program. The new program will be led by Kevin Purdy, Senior Director of Business Development, who plans to introduce AFCO Systems to resellers capable of driving adoption of the company’s Green IT datacenter enclosures – including its passive cabinets, which can be upgraded to active in the field in less than 30 minutes. The AFCO Systems U.S. Channel Program enables VARs, design and engineering firms, and construction management consultants, to offer customers of all sizes the same mature, high-performance datacenter power and cooling technology deployed by some of the world’s largest financial, retail and media companies. Partners interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to inquire at Partners@AFCOSystems.com.  

“AFCO Systems has supported datacenter-intensive industries for over a decade. Among financial services companies, we have an installed base of 30,000 units, making our high-density, active-air enclosures the cabinet of choice. With our new channel program, we expect to continue to provide a high level of customer satisfaction for datacenter customers who believe in, and depend on, our technology,” said Jerry Becker, AFCO Systems president. “We are pleased to welcome Kevin to our management team as he develops our indirect sales organization.” 

Purdy brings over 25 years of experience in sales, sales management and business development to AFCO. Most recently, he led business development activities at electronics manufacturing services provider Flextronics. Prior to Flextronics, he was a member of the leadership team in the Motion Control Division of Rockwell Automation, where he managed worldwide sales and channel activities. Purdy earned a Bachelors of Science in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a MBA from New York Institute of Technology. 

“I’m excited to be able to build a channel partner program for AFCO that will provide significant value to small and medium businesses, as well as colocation companies as they face the challenges of building higher density and energy efficient datacenters,” said Purdy. “We will be developing a program that is both technical in nature and focused on customer satisfaction in support of regional datacenter development.”

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:12 AM by David Marshall
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