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Network Appliance Appoints Director, Marketing and Alliances, Australia and New Zealand

  • 17 February, 2005 08:46

<p>Network Appliance has announced the appointment of Mark Heers as Director, Marketing and Alliances, Australia and New Zealand. He takes responsibility for all NetApp marketing activities and alliance relationships in these markets and is based in Sydney.</p>
<p>He was previously EMC’s National Product Manager for the same markets.</p>
<p>Announcing the appointment, Simon Green Network Appliance Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, said the role was a newly created one within his operation and reflected the company’s emphasis on market awareness of the ease of use – “the abolition of complexity” – that marks the company’s commitment to its customers. He added, “We are delighted to have Mark join our ranks. His considerable experience of the storage market is exactly suited to the new, higher level marketing role our status now warrants.”</p>
<p>Prior to his four years with EMC, Mark Heers spent nine years with the Amdahl / Fujitsu succession and two years with IBM. He was also an in-house IT professional for six years, with the Australian Federal Police.</p>
<p>In August 2003, Mark Heers was elected inaugural chairperson of the Australian and New Zealand affiliate of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), an international standards body committed to ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community, for the benefit of all users. NetApp is one of 300 company and corporate SNIA members, worldwide.</p>
<p>Mark earned his B.Sc. with first class honours from the University of Queensland.</p>
<p>news ends</p>
<p>Notes for Editors:</p>
<p>Images.
Images of Mark Heers are available from pr@gne.com.au</p>
<p>About Network Appliance.
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 continue to drive ‘The evolution of storage(TM)’. Information about Network Appliance(TM) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>For further information please contact –
Simon Green
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Network Appliance, Inc.
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; +61 (0) 411 223 883</p>
<p>Press contact –
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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