STEC Expands Marketing Team to Drive New Go-to-Market Strategy
SSD Market Leader Appoints Judy Fujii-Hwang, Vice President, Corporate
Marketing and Communications; Zack Mihalis, Vice President, Product Management
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc.
(Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions,
today announced two additions to its marketing organization: Judy Fujii-Hwang,
vice president of corporate marketing and communications; and Zack Mihalis,
vice president of product management and marketing. The two bring to STEC
their nearly four decades of collective experience in high-technology
marketing and product management at a strategic time, as the company expands
its reach with STEC™ enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions through a
multi-faceted go-to-market strategy.
Fujii-Hwang's background spans a variety of high-technology industry segments,
with an emphasis on enterprise systems. She comes to STEC from Cloudmark,
Inc., where she was vice president of marketing for the telecommunications
security provider responsible for global market penetration into the world's
largest communications' networks.Before that, Fujii-Hwang was director of
marketing at QLogic, responsible for product positioning and promotional
planning for the network switches division.Previously, she was a consultant
executive with 3Leaf Systems, a provider of server virtualization solutions
for enterprise data centers, after having held senior marketing roles at
NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), PortAuthority Technologies
(acquired by Websense) and Data Domain.Fujii-Hwang holds a bachelor's of
science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in international
business, from San Jose State University.
Mihalis's background is in the storage networking and security industry. Most
recently, he was vice president of business development for the data
communications and storage business unit at Exar, responsible for spearheading
business development efforts in flash-based storage, "big data" and
cloud-based applications.Prior to Exar, Mihalis was senior director of
marketing and business development at Brocade, responsible for OEM and channel
marketing for the server connectivity business unit. Previously, he held
senior marketing positions at Hewlett-Packard, Broadcom, and Adaptec,
Inc.Mihalis holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering
from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a master's degree in business
administration from Santa Clara University.
Fujii-Hwang and Mihalis report to Ali Zadeh, STEC senior vice president,
general manager and chief marketing officer.
"Executing on a revamped go-to-market strategy doesn't happen on its own; we
need a highly experienced marketing organization in place," said Zadeh."Judy
and Zack, individually and collectively, bring to STEC that essential
experience in enterprise systems, along with a unique understanding of global
marketing and business development."
About STEC, Inc.
STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state
storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and
endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers.The industry's first
company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise
environments, STEC offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage
solutions, which protect critical information for major business and
government organizations worldwide.Headquartered in Santa Ana, California,
STEC also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for
industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
Director, Public Relations
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