Solid Information Selects New Chairman of Board of Directors

6/2/2004 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the first provider of an Autonomic Data Management Platform, announced the appointment of Sam Spadafora as Chairman of the Solid Board of Directors.

Solid supplies an Autonomic Data Management Platform that delivers highly available embedded and distributed data management. Solid is embedded in cutting edge applications in network infrastructure devices like VoIP switches, general purpose network application servers, and media gateways, as well as telematics applications like fleet management systems.

Sam Spadafora has more than 30 years of high-technology management experience and a proven track record in successfully developing early-stage companies. He served as chairman of Chordiant from 1998 through 2001, carrying it from a private to a publicly traded company. Prior to that he was Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for the microelectronics business of Sun Microsystems. There he was responsible for customer and OEM relationships, field sales and marketing, customer engineering and service in support of the SPARC, Java processor and Java embedded consumer product lines. During that time, Mr. Spadafora led the growth of a worldwide customer base and increased industry acceptance of SPARC and Java-based technologies and revenues.

Mr. Spadafora served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Field Operations for the Santa Cruz Operation. He was also previously a key executive for Altos Computer Systems where he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Memorex where he was Vice President of U.S. sales operations. Mr. Spadafora holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Eastern Michigan University.

“I enjoy working with Solid because the company has enormous potential,” said chairman. Spadafora. “Solid has a winning product that appeals to an expanding market. It has a sound management team and a simple message. I look forward to helping the company grow.”

“Sam brings to Solid a wealth of operational experience and a rich network of contacts,” Said Jussi Harvela, Solid President and CEO. “His contribution is invaluable.”

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the first next-generation Autonomic Data Management Platform. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power inherently distributed applications in the network infrastructure, telematics, digital content delivery and retail applications. Small and large visionary companies including Alcatel, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Nortel, Syndeo and Sonim Technologies use Solid technology in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart applications. 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

The Solid logo, Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform, Solid Autonomic Data Management Suite, Solid EmbeddedEngine, Solid BoostEngine, and Solid SmartFlow are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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