Solid Selects Vice President of Field Operations for the Americas

7/28/2003 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the leading distributed data management provider, announced that it has appointed Wendell Kaiser as Vice President of Field Operations for the Americas. Kaiser has responsibility for a focused sales effort that includes managing the sales, field engineering, and professional services personnel for the Americas.

Solid has had significant success with the adoption of its local and distributed data management products in the Americas, and the Solid technology has been validated by marquee customers including HP, EMC and Nortel. The new position brings all the customer-facing roles for the Americas together under one umbrella, strengthening Solid’s ability to support its broadening customer base. Kaiser will report to Solid Chief Executive Officer, Jussi Harvela, and will participate on the Solid Executive Team.

“We are happy to welcome Wendell to the Solid team”, said Jussi Harvela, Chief Executive Officer, Solid. “He brings a wealth of experience in selling into strategic accounts in our target markets, as well as considerable experience in building and managing sales organizations. He will ensure a high level of customer satisfaction with Solid’s products and services while making sure that we meet our revenue goals.”

“I’m pleased to be offered this opportunity to coordinate all of Solid’s sales resources in the Americas”, said Wendell Kaiser, newly appointed Vice President of Americas field operations, Solid. “I will enjoy managing and extending an experienced sales organization that is excited about the capabilities that our leading-edge solution provides to our customers in the networking, consumer device, storage, and fleet management markets. Solid has fantastic technology and a great team. I look forward to leading Solid into new opportunities.”

Wendell Kaiser, Vice President of Americas Field Operations Wendell Kaiser brings to Solid over thirty years experience in selling high tech products and managing sales organizations. During his successful career, Kaiser has worked in both start-up and mature companies. Most recently he was with Xerox, and prior to that, Sun Microsystems, where he carried Sun into major accounts in the U.S. and South America and for some time managed the Silicon Valley region for Sun, its highest revenue region. Prior to Sun, Kaiser managed Central and South American sales for Santa Cruz Operations (SCO) as well as taking responsibility for all major accounts in the Americas. At Stallion Technologies and Altos Computers, Kaiser created and managed sales organizations that consistently over-achieved revenue targets.

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers next-generation distributed data management software. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power inherently distributed applications. A unique combination of relational data management and advanced synchronization, Solid technology can be used as a client/server data management system or be embedded into any network element — from today’s wireless terminals and optical routers to tomorrow’s smart devices. Leading companies including EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Nortel and innovative start-up companies such as Turin Networks and Lantern Communications use Solid technology in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart networks. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For more information, visit the Solid web site at

Solid FlowEngine is a trademark of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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