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Emulex Appoints Jeff Hoogenboom as SVP of Worldwide Sales
Accomplished Sales Leader Joins Emulex's Executive Team
COSTA MESA, Calif., January 26, 2009
- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the appointment of Jeff Hoogenboom to the role of company senior vice president of worldwide sales.
- Mr. Hoogenboom now leads the company's OEM, channel, end user and geographic sales teams and is responsible for Emulex's global sales strategy.
- Hoogenboom brings a wide array of sales and marketing management experience to the company with his years at LSI Corporation, Intel and Cadence Design Systems.
- Jeff Hoogenboom's experience spans the enterprise including storage, networking and server markets for both software and hardware offerings.
- Hoogenboom also has extensive international and emerging market sales expertise, which will help Emulex broaden its geographic reach.
- The new senior vice president of worldwide sales reports to Emulex chief operations officer (COO), Jeff Benck.
"Emulex is focused on growing its business in both traditional and emerging markets around the world and we're pleased to have Jeff Hoogenboom join the team to help us accomplish these objectives. As senior vice president of worldwide sales, Jeff will lead the company's OEM, channel and geographic sales teams on a global basis and is focused on strengthening and cultivating new and existing customer relationships in order to meet these goals," said Jeff Benck, COO, Emulex. "Jeff Hoogenboom is well known in the industry and is highly regarded by many of our key OEM customers. He has a successful track record of developing highly successful sales strategies that influence channel preference and facilitate solutions selling with strategic OEMs, which will help us fully realize the growth opportunities ahead."
"I'm excited to join the Emulex team and look forward to helping the team intensify its sales focus by strengthening our OEM relationships and working with channel partners to deliver relevant solutions to enterprise customers on a global basis," said Jeff Hoogenboom, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Emulex. "The market is evolving and Emulex is well positioned to play a key partnership role with its OEM customers in developing solutions that will support data center consolidation, virtualization and convergence."
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Emulex Corporation creates enterprise-class products that intelligently connect storage, servers and networks. The world's leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex's award-winning HBAs, intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers, to build reliable, scalable and high-performance storage and server solutions. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at www.emulex.com.
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