Photo Release -- Tech Data's Lucarelli Recognized by CRN Magazine as One of 2012's Women of the Channel
CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (TECD) (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Caryl Lucarelli, the Company's vice president, Human Resources, has been recognized by UBM Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the Women of the Channel in 2012. Honorees in CRN's 2012 Women of the Channel list have made a name for themselves as influential leaders within their own company and the IT channel as a whole.
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Over the past year, Lucarelli has guided Tech Data's commitment to its Diversity & Inclusion initiative, including Women of the Channel events at Tech Data's Channel Link conferences, Women in Leadership events at Tech Data's corporate office and supplier diversity. She also implemented Tech Data's wellness and employee engagement programs, while leading a record-setting year for community outreach, culminating in company awards from the United Way and INROADS.
"Caryl works tirelessly to make Tech Data a great place to work for our people, an easy partner to do business with for our reseller customers and vendors, and an integral part of the communities in which we operate," said Bob Dutkowsky, CEO of Tech Data. "Caryl's commitment to diversity and inclusion is especially apparent, as Tech Data's Women of the Channel events have been overwhelmingly successful. We are proud to recognize Caryl on this well-deserved selection and appreciate her continued contributions to the success of our company, our channel partners, and our communities."
Lucarelli has been with Tech Data since 2007 and leads the Company's employee relations, employment practices, organizational design, leadership development, and team dynamics. She has more than 25 years of global leadership experience with multinational companies, including her prior position as vice president of Human Resources for HD Supply, a former division of The Home Depot, Inc. Lucarelli has also held senior human resources positions with Brambles Industries, Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., and Dresser-Rand Company. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Clemson University, a M.S. in Industrial Labor Relations from the University of New Haven, and is a Certified Compensation Specialist and Certified EEO (equal employment opportunity) Professional.
Executives on the list were selected by the editors of CRN Magazine based on nominations and applications from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors, and solution providers. Criteria for selection was based on the role each applicant played over the past year in driving revenue for their company and the steps they have taken to evangelize the importance of the IT channel.
"Now in its ninth annual publication, CRN's 2012 'Women of the Channel' list honors female executives based on their accomplishments over the past year, and their dedication to driving the overall success of the IT Channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, UBM Channel. "This designation is especially important because it recognizes successful and influential women in the IT channel, which has long been considered a male-centric industry. I take great pride in honoring and congratulating these women for their contributions to the industry and their respective organizations."
Lucarelli's selection marks the seventh straight year that Tech Data has been represented on CRN's Women of the Channel list. Editorial coverage of the Women of the Channel list appears in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage and list will be featured online at www.crn.com .
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com .
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