Impact Networking Vice President of Managed IT Services Selected as a 2023 Difference Maker by ENX Magazine

Patrick Layton, vice president of Managed IT Services and partner at Impact, has been selected as a 2023 Difference Maker by ENX Magazine. Read the press release here.


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May 02, 2023

ENX Magazine Reveals the List of 2023 Difference Makers

Patrick Layton - The Difference Makers - ENX Magazine

Impact Networking, a national managed service provider (MSP), announced today that Patrick Layton, vice president of managed IT services and partner, has been selected as a 2023 Difference Maker by Affinity Business Communications, publisher of ENX Magazine publisher and ENX The Week in Imaging. A profile on Layton and 59 other honorees are included in the May issue of ENX Magazine

The Difference Maker recognition program, now in its ninth year, provides the opportunity to salute the men and women of the office technology dealership and imaging industry—at all levels of operation and across the full spectrum of providers (dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, technology and solutions specialists, etc.)—for their efforts in helping to deliver on the values and ideals of their companies.

Each year, ENX Magazine solicits nominations from its readership and selects those individuals who embody the spirit of what a Difference Maker represents. This year’s class of 60 honorees is among the largest in the history of the program.

“As uncertainty continues to swirl around the industry from an HR perspective, we’re constantly reminded of the stability that our most valued team members provide,” said Susan Neimes, managing editor of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week in Imaging. “Every organization within the office technology sector has an MVP or two lurking in the background, quietly delivering on its core value to provide the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Difference Makers helps to cast a spotlight on these individuals and provide them with a much-deserved recognition.”

Noted Erik Cagle, editorial director of ENX Magazine, “Once again, we have assembled a cast of fascinating, inspiring and impressive individuals, some of whom are instantly recognizable while others may be unknowns on the larger stage. The common denominator they share is their willingness to go the extra mile, regardless of what it takes, to truly make a difference for their companies, partners and customers alike. These models for excellence are worthy of sharing and emulating, and represent the ideal to which we should all aspire.”

Since joining Impact in 2014, Layton formalized the company’s managed IT department and full-service MSP program, employing more than 350 IT professionals across all Impact locations. Most recently, he developed a team to drive the creation of Impact’s managed cybersecurity department providing advanced security to customers. Layton played a pivotal role in the inception and launch of DOT Security, a managed security service provider (MSSP). The MSSP, a spin-off of Impact, operates out of a state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC) which he helped design. As Executive Director of the Board at DOT Security, he has been a visionary leader and proven innovator advising the company’s cybersecurity service improvements and writing the business plan.

After eight years at Impact, during which he built the Managed IT team and turned it into the department that produces more than half of the company’s revenue, Layton was named partner in March 2022.

To read the full list of 2023 Difference Makers, visit


About ENX Magazine
ENX Magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to the document imaging industry since 1994. Now in its 30th year, ENX Magazine continues to deliver exclusive editorial coverage on market opportunities and issues, news and trends, company profiles, new products, and industry insights through interviews with key players in all segments of the document imaging industry. With a circulation of more than 24,000 hard copies, ENX Magazine serves as a leading integrated resource that brings together industry people, products, and business concepts and strategies for document imaging industry professionals.

The magazine also publishes The Week in Imaging, a weekly digital newsletter that provides news, profiles, technology and business updates, along with blogs from some of the industry’s most prominent players.




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