CRN Recognizes C&D's Karen Pugliese on the 2024 Women of the Channel List

Karen Pugliese, Vice President of Global Sales, C&D Technologies

Horsham, PA – May 22, 2024. C&D Technologies, a leader in innovation and delivery of energy storage solutions to power the world safely and sustainably for over a century, announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Karen Pugliese, Vice President of Global Sales, to the Women of the Channel list for 2024.

Every year, CRN highlights women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose vision and leadership had a beneficial influence on the technology industry. The CRN 2024 Women of the Channel honorees are creative, strategic leaders who exhibit ongoing commitment to using their talents to innovate and drive success for their partners and customers.

With this recognition, CRN honors these women leaders for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

Third Consecutive Year Earning CRN Award for Pugliese

It is the third consecutive year Pugliese has made the Women of the Channel list. She has played a pivotal role in driving C&D Technologies’ global sales strategy, expanding market reach, and fostering strong partnerships within the industry. Her innovative approach and steadfast leadership have contributed significantly to the company’s growth and success.

"It is a great privilege to honor the remarkable achievements of these women leaders in the IT channel," said Jennifer Follett, VP, U.S. Content and Executive Editor, CRN at The Channel Company. "Each woman on the list has demonstrated a deep commitment to innovation and leadership that advances their organizations and drives transformation and success across the IT channel."

"Karen's inclusion in the CRN Women of the Channel list is a testament to her exceptional leadership and dedication to driving channel excellence," said Laurie Oswald, Chief Commercial Officer, C&D Technologies. "We are proud to have her as a valuable team member, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition for the third consecutive year."

CRN Magazine will feature the 2024 Women of the Channel list in its June issue. Online coverage began on May 13 on the Women of the Channel Awards page.

About C&D Technologies

C&D Technologies manufactures and designs innovative battery systems for storing and transmitting electrical power, primarily for standby power applications. Telecom, utilities, cable, broadband, government, infrastructure, UPS, renewable energy, and other mission-critical sectors depend on us to protect their data and keep their systems running.

Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, C&D has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, and China and a joint venture operation in China. C&D Technologies also owns Trojan Battery Company.

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