Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications.

Elite Solution Providers Lansing, Michigan, April 3, 2017 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors, scaled to their company size.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have obtained these elite designations—which enable them to deliver premium products, services, and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

As a leading provider in managed IT and cyber security solutions, ASK acknowledges its growing success is, in part, a result of the talent and expertise of its staff. ASK provides personal and professional development programs for its staff to continue learning about the ever-changing trends in technology. ASK utilizes local and global companies like CompTIA, Fred Pryor, and New Horizons as resources for their staff to develop their skills.

“This exclusive, ambitious group of solution providers boasts some of the most advanced IT certifications available from top technology suppliers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They have adapted impressively to major changes in the IT channel, especially the shift to a more services-driven market, by expanding their skill sets and sharpening both their technical and customer service expertise. Congratulations to our 2017 list, whose robust investment in their organizations has earned them yet another elite designation—the CRN Tech Elite 250.”

“We genuinely care for the personal and professional development of our staff,” said Mike Maddox, President of ASK. “When we give back to our staff and provide them with opportunities to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and grow as individuals, it only makes us stronger as a company.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at


About ASK
ASK is a world class provider of best of breed IT hardware, software, and service solutions. ASK’s combination of personalized customer attention, technical excellence, and project efficiency has resulted in its reputation as a leading provider of technical solutions in the midwest. ASK is committed to taking the hassle out of technology in order to allow its customers to more effectively run their businesses. ASK’s value is in its ability to combine superior technology with outstanding service.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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