Epson America, Inc a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that RSPA, the association connecting the retail technology industry, has named Linda Sudderth, Epson’s North American sales manager of OEM, VAR and ISV channel partnership, as winner of the prestigious W2W, Women to Women, Leader of the Year Award. The W2W committee selected Linda Sudderth as the winner based on her professionalism, proven leadership, mentorship and excellent communication skills.
The W2W Leader of the Year award was created to recognize a woman in the retail technology industry who is determined to reshape the industry and create a smarter and more inclusive future. The award honors a woman who has demonstrated key characteristics of a pioneer paving the way. The nomination is open to all RSPA members comprised of resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions to the marketplace.
Sudderth has over 25 years of experience in the retail & hospitality industries from a manufacturing and solution sales perspective. As Epson’s North American sales manager, she is responsible for the strategy and direction of the OEM, VAR & ISV channels focused on retail, hospitality and financial markets in North America. Sudderth’s commitment to continual improvement of knowledge and skills, her excellent mentorship helping others grow and reach their goals as well as her strength in both interpersonal and organizational communication helped solidify this win.
“RSPA’s W2W Leader of the Year Award honors influential female leaders who have demonstrated success and leadership in their field ,” said John Kirk, president and CEO, RSPA. “We are very proud to be associated with Linda and benefit from her insight and professional approach. Linda and the Epson team positively impact our community every day. Her stellar track record, strategic vision, mentorship as well as her great enthusiasm and passion for people and the industry all contributed to her win and we are proud to honor her achievement.”
“RSPA is a very influential organization and plays an important role in enabling businesses to take it to the next level,” said Sudderth. “I am particularly pleased with the creation of the W2W committee as it provides the perfect opportunity to assemble women integral to retail technology and POS and sets the tone to help them reshape the industry. I am honored to have been nominated by my peers and receive this prestigious award. ”
About RSPA’s W2W Community
W2W was created to provide a support network and resources for women as they enter and continue to advance in the retail technology industry. Any and all retail technology women professionals can join W2W as it is not exclusive to RSPA members. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Membership@GoRSPA.org.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
For over 30 years, Epson’s advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson’s Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion.
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