"We have worked hard during our first full year to become a successful member of the Autodesk family," said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. "The Autodesk products are an excellent fit for our target market. With these and our other product and services offerings, we were able to put our primary focus on providing our customers the best engineering solutions possible, ultimately enabling us to achieve this award."
The Autodesk "Rookie Partner of the Year" award is given to the "new" reseller that meets all of the following criteria:
* Reseller that has achieved the top booking in the Autodesk fiscal year
* Reseller who implements a best practice that can be shared across the channel
* Reseller who demonstrates a strong partnership/collaboration with Autodesk
* Reseller who exhibits continuous utilization of Autodesk channel programs
"EMA has done an excellent job of coming on board as a full-fledged Autodesk VAR for the manufacturing vertical," said Bill Griffin, vice president of Americas channel sales. "Not only have they become proficient at selling, marketing, and training our manufacturing product line, they are the first VAR to exceed $1 million in sales in their first full year."