BlueStar has been named a Motorola Solutions Empower Circle winner for 2012. This is the second consecutive year BlueStar has received this prestigious honor, recognizing select Motorola Solutions channel partners and distributors for outstanding performance. BlueStar was one of only 100 companies around the globe selected for Empower Circle recognition.

“BlueStar is honored to receive this award from Motorola Solutions for two years running,” said BlueStar president and CEO Steve Cuntz. “We are very proud of the successful relationship we’ve developed with Motorola Solutions over the years, and the results speak for themselves. Not only has BlueStar benefited from this relationship, but our reseller partners have realized growth as well, thanks to Motorola Solutions’ diverse hardware and software solutions combined with BlueStar’s extensive value-adds.”

“We at BlueStar want to recognize our entire North American team for this accomplishment,” said Mark Fraker, BlueStar’s vice president of marketing. “We achieved this recognition through teamwork, tenacity and execution to drive incremental new business for Motorola Solutions not only with core vertical markets like retail and warehousing, but also healthcare, natural resources and utilities in both the private and public sectors. We look forward to continuing this success with Motorola Solutions for years to come.”

Empower Circle honorees successfully achieved key performance benchmarks during 2012, such as reaching highest percentage revenue growth over plan, the greatest year-over-year revenue growth or the highest percentage growth within a peer group. Winners also were recognized for their customer excellence performance and focus on expansion products and/or vertical markets.

“Motorola Solutions’ Empower Circle awards recognize our best channel partners in 2012 for their dedication and performance,” said Mark Kroh, vice president of North America channels for Motorola Solutions. “Their ability to focus on selling solutions, penetrate emerging verticals and drive our expansion portfolio has contributed to their success in being a trusted advisor with our mutual customers.”