2/5/2004 - Voltaire, a leading provider of high performance InfiniBand solutions, announced that Mark Favreau, an accomplished executive with more than twenty years of OEM and channel sales experience for companies such as Brocade and SGI, has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations. Mr. Favreau is responsible for directing the sales and support of Voltaire’s InfiniBand solutions to the high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise markets and managing OEM sales and reseller channels.
“Voltaire is leading the widespread deployment of InfiniBand clusters in the high performance computing market and continues to grow the channel through our recent partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM, SUN, SGI, Apple, Hitachi and Oracle,” said Ronnie Kenneth, chairman and CEO, Voltaire. “As demand for our solutions accelerates among customers and systems vendors, we continue to add experienced senior talent and depth to our executive team. Mark is highly respected in the industry and brings a wealth of experience in sales and channel and OEM development. We look forward to the significant contributions he will make to Voltaire and to our customers in the years ahead.”
“Voltaire’s complete family of InfiniBand switches, routers and software are continually recognized by key customers and systems vendors as a mature and powerful solution for cluster and grid computing,” said Favreau. “I am enthusiastic about the market acceptance and adoption of Voltaire’s solutions and look forward to helping the company advance its leadership.”
Mr. Favreau is a global sales organization executive and a recognized leader in developing and shaping OEM and channel sales organizations. He comes to Voltaire with more than twenty years of experience in high technology sales and marketing, including sales management, channel development, and OEM, corporate, product and channel marketing. Mr. Favreau served as Vice President of Global OEM Sales at Brocade Communications, where he led significant company growth with OEMs such as EMC, HP, IBM, and Dell. Prior to Brocade, Mr. Favreau was Director of Channel Sales at Silicon Graphics. Other experience includes senior sales executive positions with Tektronix, CalComp and FabricNetworks.
Mr. Favreau attended the American Graduate School of International Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from St. Michael’s College.
Voltaire is a leading provider of high performance InfiniBand solutions for enterprise data centers and HPC environments. Voltaire’s InfiniBand solutions deliver significant return on investment to the data center by improving the performance and utilization of clustered databases, shared servers and storage. For HPC customers, Voltaire leads the industry with the largest InfiniBand Trade Association-certified switch to support clusters scaling from hundreds to thousands of nodes. With business headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts, Voltaire is certified by the IBTA’s Integrator’s List. More information about Voltaire is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.
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