Charlotte, NC, July 25, 2011 – CNP Technologies, LLC announced today that it has received the ShoreTel 2011 Circle of Excellence Award for the ninth consecutive year. ShoreTel, Inc., the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), announced the winners of sales and customer satisfaction achievement awards during the annual Champion Partner Conference, in July. The Circle of Excellence award is the highest honor ShoreTel bestows upon a partner.

“CNP is pleased to have been recognized for the 9th straight year by ShoreTel as one of their leading partners worldwide.  We are passionate about the ShoreTel product line and our consistently high customer satisfaction ratings are the result of our sales and services staff and their enthusiasm and commitment to delivering the best possible value and customer experience.”  said John Garrett, Executive Director.

ShoreTel’s partners are highly trained and specialize in delivering ShoreTel’s brilliantly simple solution, along with expertise in other disciplines such as LAN, WAN, mobility, call center, voice and data application integration, and training and support. ShoreTel and its partners share the same goals including maintaining the industry�s highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease-of-use for the UC solutions they provide, and low total cost of ownership. Only the top 10 ShoreTel resellers receive the ShoreTel Circle of Excellence award, which recognizes outstanding success among a large group of ShoreTel partners.

“CNP is equally excited about the future as we are with our past results. ShoreTel continues to enhance its product and deliver increased value to existing ShoreTel users as well as offer the best value proposition to prospective customers. CNP and ShoreTel are growing and winning in the market every day which validates that the strategy of both companies from a product and services perspective are right on track.” said Wesley Clark, Executive Director.

“We are thrilled to congratulate CNP Technologies,” said Don Girskis, senior vice president of worldwide sales for ShoreTel. “They have earned this honor through outstanding achievements – demonstrating great revenue success while maintaining the best practices for high customer satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments and acknowledge how they have helped ShoreTel excel as the leading global provider of IP-based business communication solutions.”