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Eaton celebrates PowerAdvantage partners at inaugural LeverEDGE conference and awards

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company Eaton has celebrated the achievements of its PowerAdvantage channel partners in Australia and New Zealand at a special awards night held as part of its inaugural LeverEDGE power quality partner conference in Syd

John Atherton, Eaton General Manager Power Quality ANZ said the awards were a terrific opportunity to recognise partner achievements across the region following the relaunch of its PowerAdvantage Partner program and portal earlier this year. 
“Eaton is committed to supporting and celebrating our power quality channel as it focuses on maximising edge computing opportunities which is top of mind for our partners as 5G networks continue to take shape.”
“We applaud the efforts of all partners including our inspirational award recipients who performed exceptionally well last year, delivering great value and service to Eaton and our customers.”
Natural Power Solutions received the Certified Partner of the Year Award for Australia and also celebrated its 20 years partnership anniversary with Eaton.
“Over the past 20 years, NPS and Eaton have evolved and grown together, on the same journey to deliver power quality products across Australia,” said Mark Sewell, Managing Director of Natural Power Solutions. “Today is a proud day for us to represent Eaton across Australia and continue on that journey of delivering for our customers.”
New Era IT, who picked up the award for New Zealand’s Authorised Partner of the Year said partnering with Eaton has greatly increased their sales.
“Working with Eaton means that we can deliver extremely reliable hardware and exceptional value for money to our customers,” said Greg Strachan, CEO of New Era IT. “This has greatly increased our sales in the education sector, helping us to grow our business in New Zealand.”
List of awards for Australian partners:
Channel Champion of the Year – Craig Brown, Natural Power Solutions 
Distributor of the Year – Bluechip Infotech
Partner of the Year, Certified – Natural Power Solutions 
Partner of the Year, Enterprise – BSA Power
Partner of the Year, DC Channel – Power On Australia
Authorised Partner of the Year – RTV
Approved Partner of Year – Scorptec
List of awards for New Zealand partners:
Channel Champion of the Year – Vinesh Prasad, Datec (Fiji) PTE Ltd
Distributor of the Year – Ingram Micro
Partner of the Year – PB Tech
Authorised Partner of the Year – New Era IT
Approved Partner of Year – The Instillery
First four certified partners:
BSA Power
Computer Room Solutions
Natural Power Solutions
Power On Australia
Eaton revamped its PowerAdvantage Partner Program this year including new Certified, Authorised and Approved partner levels and a new portal for power quality partners. Partners can also access the latest training for Eaton products and software thought its PowerAdvantage Training Academy.
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Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.