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NetApp Promotes Simon Green to VP of Sales for APAC Region

  • 18 June, 2007 10:22

<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney — 18 June 2007–- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions, today announced the promotion of Simon Green to the role of Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>In his new role, Green will be responsible for accelerating the growth of the NetApp business across the APAC region, including strengthening the company’s channel strategy and strategic channel partnerships. He will also focus on nurturing local relationships with global alliance partners, including Avanade, Brocade, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Symantec.</p>
<p>Further responsibilities include focusing on the NetApp emerging products business in the areas of data security, disk-to-disk backup and disaster recovery. All country managers for NetApp in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, will now report into Green.</p>
<p>Green began with NetApp in 2000 and has since held various senior sales, channel and customer-focused positions. Most recently, Green was Vice President for Go-To-Market across Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for building the NetApp-IBM relationship, developing and driving channel programs across the region and devising major account strategies.</p>
<p>Prior to that, Green held the role of Area Director, South Asia for NetApp, where he was responsible for setting and driving the company’s strategic direction in Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, India and Hong Kong.</p>
<p>Before his South Asia role, Green was Managing Director for NetApp Australia and New Zealand, a role which gave him responsibility for all business operations for NetApp in the area.</p>
<p>In his latest position, Green will continue to report to Charlie Trentacosti, Vice President and General Manager for NetApp Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Trentacosti said, "This promotion is the logical next step for Simon, considering his excellent customer and partner relationships and the outstanding results he has achieved in the past few years. Management and storage of data is a key challenge for our customers, so our strategy is focused around how to best meet those customer needs. I am confident that Simon’s extensive experience and strong track record make him best person to implement and manage that strategy, to place NetApp and its customers in the strongest possible position in Asia Pacific."</p>
<p>Green said, "My goal for NetApp across Asia Pacific is to continue nurturing relationships with our long-term, strategic channel partners, placing an emphasis on the strength of our strategic alliances and continuing to provide superior network storage solutions for our customers. I look forward to the task ahead."</p>
<p>Green’s appointment is effective immediately.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance</p>
<p>Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today’s data- intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com</p>
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<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Mark Heers
Network Appliance, Inc.
+61 2 9779 5623
Mark.heers@netapp.com</p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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