GreenBytes Strengthens Board of Directors With New Appointments

GreenBytes Strengthens Board of Directors With New Appointments 
Former Segway CEO Jim Norrod Named Executive Chairman; Former Xyratex
CEO Steve Barber Joins Desktop Virtualization Storage Optimization
Leader 
PROVIDENCE, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/13 --  GreenBytes(R), Inc.,
a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage
optimization software, today announced that former Segway CEO Jim
Norrod and former Xyratex CEO Steve Barber have joined the company's
Board of Directors. Norrod will serve as Executive Chairman and will
lead a group that includes GreenBytes' founders and investment
partners from Battery Ventures and Generation Investment Management.
Both Norrod and Barber bring decades of business leadership
experience to GreenBytes, an award-winning developer of patented
IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software that
maximizes the effective performance and capacity of existing
infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops
with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for
cloud-scale VDI deployments. 
Prior to joining GreenBytes, James Norrod was CEO of Infinite Power
Solutions from 2011 to 2012, which was acquired in January 2013. He
was Chairman, President and CEO of Segway, Inc. until the company was
acquired in 2010. Previously, he was Chairman and Founder of
Xanoptix, Inc., from 2000 to 2004. Prior to Xanoptix, Norrod was
Chairman of ITK International, a next-generation voice-over-IP
company, which was acquired in 1998 by Digi International. Norrod
also served as Chairman, President and CEO at Telebit Corporation, a
dial-up networking company, from 1993 until it was acquired by Cisco
Systems, Inc. in 1997. Mr. Norrod has also run several technology
startups, performed multiple technology turnarounds resulting in
successful M&As. He is a former executive of IBM Corporation where he
managed the General Motors Account. He holds a BS in Economics, cum
laude from Oakland University, and an MBA from the University of
Detroit with a concentration in Marketing. 
Steve Barber previously served as CEO of Xyratex, a leading OEM
provider of Enterprise Storage solutions and High-Performance
Computing data storage to the world's leading IT brands, and test
process equipment to the disk drive industry. Prior to this, Steve
was a Director of the company from its formation in 1994 following a
Management Buy-Out from IBM. During his 10-year tenure as CEO, the
company grew revenues four-fold to over $1.6 billion with over 2,000
employees worldwide in the USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Japan and across
South East Asia. In addition, he served as a board member on the
Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), a UK central
government-empowered, business-led organization in conjunction with
local government and higher education bodies to enable economic
growth in the local region. Viewed as one of the most successful and
effective LEPs in the country, securing over GBP  30m ($50m) in
central government funding in its first year of operation. 
GreenBytes' Board of Directors Includes: 


 
--  Jim Norrod, Executive Chairman, GreenBytes
--  Robert Petrocelli, Founder and CEO, GreenBytes
--  Richard W. Petrocelli, Founder and CLO, GreenBytes
--  Tom Crotty, General Partner, Battery Ventures
--  Colin le Duc, Partner, Generation Investment Management
--  Dr. Americo Petrocelli, Director, GreenBytes
--  Steve Barber, Director, GreenBytes

  
Supporting Quotes 
Bob Petrocelli, Founder and CEO, GreenBytes
 "It's exciting to have
such experienced and accomplished industry and business veterans
contributing their advice and wisdom to GreenBytes' Board of
Directors. We're thrilled to have Steve Barber joining us considering
how long we used Xyratex for our white box products, and we respect
them as a leading provider of storage hardware. Jim Norrod's
credentials speak for themselves, and we cannot think of a more
qualified and experienced executive to guide our Board through the
company's next phase of growth and development." 
Jim Norrod, Executive Chairman, GreenBytes
 "Having received three
major industry awards in the past three months, GreenBytes is
demonstrating incredible momentum in the rapidly expanding virtual
desktop market. I couldn't be more pleased to be joining Bob
Petrocelli and his outstanding team as Executive Chairman as we
continue to innovate and bring software-defined storage solutions to
market that significantly impact and enhance the offerings that our
OEM customers are able to deliver." 
Steve Barber, Director, GreenBytes
 "GreenBytes' zero latency inline
deduplication technology is a key enabler for the increasing shift
towards virtualized environments. GreenBytes' differentiated
offering, together with its OEM partner approach to the market,
position it well for future growth, and I'm looking forward to
working with the team during this exciting time for the company." 
About GreenBytes, Inc.
 GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload
desktop virtualization storage optimization software that maximizes
the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to
provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the
manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale
VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in
Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit
www.getgreenbytes.com. 
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