Synergy Names Northeastern Regional Sales Manager

4/25/2003 - Synergy Microsystems, Inc. (Synergy), a leading developer of board-level solutions for real-time embedded applications, announced the appointment of Brian Umstead as regional sales manager. Umstead, who brings with him more than 23 years of management and technical sales experience, will be responsible for expanding and managing Synergy’s business in the Northeastern United States.

Umstead has a strong technical background in the VME market and has successfully expanded sales organizations and managed innumerable military and commercial accounts. In his new role, Umstead will utilize his industry knowledge and technical expertise to provide Synergy’s customers which the best board solutions for their specific requirements. "For more than two decades, Brian has directed a myriad of sales programs for leading technology companies, and we are very excited to bring him on board," said Thomas Powell, CEO of Synergy Microsystems. "Brian’s extensive account management experience, combined with his strong technical knowledge of the VME marketplace, will be essential in serving the needs of our customers in the Northeast.

Prior to joining Synergy, Umstead spent six years at Mercury Computer Systems as a senior account manager. During that time, Umstead sold military solutions and managed accounts within the company’s Defense Electronics Group. Before that, Umstead spent three years as a regional sales manager at Syminex where he oversaw sales for their VME signal conditioning systems. He earlier served as an account manager at Concurrent Computers for four years. Umstead began his career at Schweber Electronics (now owned by Arrow Electronics), where he held sales and management positions for seven years. Umstead can be reached at (845) 988-5212 or

About Synergy Microsystems
Synergy Microsystems, Inc. ( specializes in the design, manufacture and integration of single- and multi-processor, single-board computers for VME and CompactPCI systems to meet the needs of demanding real-time applications in military, aerospace, DSP, and industrial/commercial markets. Synergy has a long track record of extracting the highest possible performance from current and emerging SBC technologies, then supporting these technologies through extended product lifecycles. In business since 1985 under the original ownership, the corporation is privately held, with facilities in San Diego, CA. and Tucson, AZ.

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