sTec Expands Its Global Presence with Asia-Pacific Appointments: New Regional
Senior Vice President; Managing Directors in Japan, India
SANTA ANA, Calif. and PENANG, Malaysia, June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec,
Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage
solutions, today announced a major expansion to its Asia-Pacific (APAC)
operations through three key additions to its regional sales and support team.
Michael Burnie joins the company as senior vice president of sales for APAC,
while Shigeo Kimura and George Thomas become country managers for Japan and
Kimura and Thomas report directly to Burnie, who is based in the sTec^®
Malaysia office. Combined, the three new additions bring more than a
half-century of sales, marketing and management experience in the
enterprise-storage industry, and are focused on enabling sTec to meeting the
growing regional demands for its solid-state storage solutions.
Burnie has over 25 years of enterprise-storage experience and was formerly
vice president and general manager of APAC operations with Isilon Systems, a
specialist in clustered storage and data management. Previously he was with
NetApp, where he served as managing director for that company's Australia,
Southeast Asia and India operations. Prior to NetApp, he was managing director
for APAC at EMC, after having served in the same capacity with that company's
Australia-New Zealand operations.
Kimura comes to sTec from APC Japan, a provider of data center solutions where
he was executive vice president of sales. Prior to APC Japan, he was senior
director of the semiconductors division at Philips Japan, after having served
in various sales management positions with Dell, in Japan. Kimura has
previously held sales and marketing positions at VeriFone Japan, EMC Japan,
CLC Corp., and Jardine Matheson & Co.
Thomas brings to sTec nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry. He
was most recently a director at Rivendale Software, focused on enterprise
information protection.He was previously country manager for India and the
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at Tibco Software,
after serving as managing director for India and SAARC at NetApp.Prior to
NetApp, Thomas held sales and management positions at Apara Enterprise
Solutions, PCS Industries, Zenith Computers, and India Telecomp.
"We've had great success in APAC over the years developing relationships with
many of the region's top enterprise-systems players," said Nader Milani,
managing director of sTec Malaysia."With the additional focus and capable
team of Shigeo and George, led by Michael, we'll be well poised to further
build on our success throughout the region."
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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1995. This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including those statements concerning the growing Asia-Pacific
regional demands for solid-state storage solutions; the continuing growth of
sTec's success throughout the Asia-Pacific region; and the expected increase
in sTec sales as a result of hiring Messrs. Burnie, Kimura and Thomas. Such
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
Director, Public Relations
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