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By: Business Technology Association (BTA) on June 15th, 2016

GreatAmerica Earns Business Technology Association's Channel's Choice Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

Kansas City, Mo. — On Friday, June 10, during the BTA at 90: A Celebration event at Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, GreatAmerica Financial Services was presented with the 2016 Channel's Choice Award in the Third-Party Leasing category by the Business Technology Association (BTA; ). Jennie Fisher, senior vice president and general manager for the Office Equipment Group at GreatAmerica, accepted the award from 2015-16 BTA President Dave Quint. This is the fourth consecutive year GreatAmerica has received the Channel's Choice award in the Third-Party Leasing category.

Three other vendors were also presented with 2016 Channel's Choice awards: KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Muratec America Inc. and Clover Imaging Group.

"Since 1989, BTA has been recognizing vendors deemed to the most supportive of the dealer channel based on voting ballots cast by both BTA member and non-member dealers," said 2015-16 BTA National President Dave Quint. "We congratulate KYOCERA, Muratec, GreatAmerica and Clover for distinguishing themselves among their competitors as the winners of the 2016 BTA Channel's Choice awards."

KYOCERA Document Solutions America was presented with the 2016 BTA Channel's Choice Superior Performance Award. Mark O'Hara, vice president of business planning, and Chuck Gonzalez, senior business solution consultant, accepted the coveted award on behalf of Kyocera. In addition, Kyocera received Channel's Choice awards in the Corporate Support, Distribution, Product Line and Inventory performance categories.

Muratec America Inc. received the award for its Outstanding Performance as a Secondary Product Line Provider. Jim D'Emidio, president, accepted the award. Clover Imaging Group received the award in the Cartridge Remanufacturer category. Ron Petrucci, senior vice president of business development, accepted the award.

Earlier this year, BTA emailed a link to the online ballot to all of its dealer members and a number of dealers outside of its membership. The association also encouraged industry vendors to provide the ballot link to dealers. The ballot asked dealers to rate their primary- and secondary-line hardware vendors in key performance categories, as well as to rate vendors in the two additional award categories — Cartridge Remanufacturer and Third-Party Leasing. The balloting results determined the Channel's Choice award winners. BTA received 269 completed ballots.

A summary of balloting results will be made available to BTA members. The summary, currently being prepared by Survey Advantage, based in Jamestown, Rhode Island, will provide a view of how dealers rate their vendor partners. When completed, the summary will be available for download to BTA members at (a username and password is required to download the summary).

About the BTA
Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the primary goal of helping businesses optimize business document and information workflows. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, see its Web site at or call (800) 505-2821. The fax number is (816) 941-4838. You may also write to: BTA, 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

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