Extreme Networks Appoints Charles W. Berger as its President and Chief
Executive Officer; Elected to the Board of Directors
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has appointed Charles W. "Chuck" Berger
as its President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as elected him to the
Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Berger will be replacing Oscar
Rodriguez who has resigned, effective today, from his position and has
resigned from the Board of Directors of Extreme Networks.
"We appreciate Oscar's contributions over his past three years of service to
Extreme Networks and in particular his technical and sales efforts," said Ed
Meyercord, Chairman of the Extreme Networks Board of Directors. "Oscar helped
build a talented team and a foundation for future growth. We thank him and
wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Mr. Berger is joining Extreme Networks following the successful sale of
ParAccel, a privately held software analytics company to Actian. He is an
established chief executive officer and director with 30 years of experience
in the technology sector, including extensive P&L, general management,
marketing and financing experience in high growth, large and mid-sized
companies. Prior to ParAccel, Berger served as the CEO of DVDPlay, Nuance
Communications, Vicinity Corporation, AdForce, and Radius. He has also held
executive positions in sales, marketing and finance at Apple and Sun
Berger said, "I am honored and delighted to join Extreme Networks, a premier
technology company. I look forward to working with our dedicated employees to
continue to introduce innovative products, change the dynamics of the
switching market with our SDN capabilities and serve our customers globally.
There is a lot to do and I am excited to get started."
"We are pleased to have Chuck as our leader to drive the continued development
and delivery of Extreme Networks market leading technology for our customers
and to focus the team on growing shareholder value," said Ed Meyercord. "Our
Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Chuck's track record of execution
and his extensive contacts in the technology industry make him the right
leader for Extreme Networks with the enormous amount of change going on in
data networking today."
Berger also currently serves as a director of Official Payments Holdings, Inc.
and a trustee of Bucknell University. He received his B.S. in Business
Administration from Bucknell University and his M.B.A from the University of
Extreme Networks will be announcing its fiscal third quarter results on
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 after the close of the market and will hold its
investor call shortly thereafter Chuck will be on the call along with Ed
Meyercord and our CFO, John Kurtzweil. Details can be found on our Web site:
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching
for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, California,
Extreme Networks has sold its products to more than 6,000 customers in more
than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth
in this press release, including without limitation statements as to
technology delivery, potential growth, sales performance and increased
shareholder value are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
"safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because
such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and
uncertainties. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking
information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual
results to differ materially are contained in Extreme Networks' Forms 10-Q and
10-K which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Extreme Networks is either a registered trademark or trademark of Extreme
Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.
Contact: Gregory Cross, Extreme Networks, Inc. Public Relations, 408 579 3483,
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