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Arsenal enlists 17-year veteran

Storage and application service provider (SASP) Arsenal Digital Solutions has expanded its senior staff with the appointment of Graham Perry as its vice president of corporate development and strategic planning. The privately held Durham, N.C., company appointed Perry to lead its strategic initiatives programs. Perry has more than 17 years experience in information technology, previously holding marketing, sales and strategic planning positions at IBM, KPMG Consulting and Nortel Networks. Arsenal provides a managed storage and information management platform for business customers that wish to store and manage, move and collaborate on, and derive additional value from large and complex digital files.

Arsenal Digital Solutions

TAEC expands executive office

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC) announced the expansion of its executive office. Under the direction of President Hisashi Izumi, TAEC's executive office the company said it would ensure and renew its vision for the future. Under the new executive office organization, Stephen Marlow is promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president to assist Izumi in setting the company's strategic direction. Marlow's primary focus will be on TAEC's demand generation organization as well as overseeing individual product business units. He will also fulfill the business unit's senior vice president position. The company's Storage Device Division leads the market in the development, design and manufacturing of DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM and CD-ROM drives and 2.5-inch hard disk drives.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Benchmark to ramp up production

Benchmark Storage Innovations, Inc., Boulder, Colo., has added storage industry executive Jess Parker to lead company's operations as it ramps up production announced that storage industry veteran Jess Parker has joined its management team as executive vice president of operations. Parker will direct all of Benchmark's production, test and assembly, contributing to the company's success as it quickly ramps up manufacturing of its DLT storage products to meet large OEM customer demands. He brings 17 years of senior operational experience within the storage industry. Prior to joining Benchmark, Parker served as senior vice president of operations for Conner Technology, Inc., senior vice president of U.S. and European operations for Seagate Technology and as senior vice president of manufacturing operations at Conner Peripherals and Archive Corp.

Benchmark Storage Innovations, Inc.

Flash disk supplier names new vice presidents

SanDisk Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., announced the appointment of two new vice presidents to key corporate positions. Gene Fleischer, has been named vice president of information systems and technology and Sharon McAfee-Hunter, has been named vice president of quality and reliability. Both positions are newly created and the appointments are effective immediately. Fleischer, who touts more than 30 years of high-tech experience in software applications development, marketing/business strategies and Internet-based information services, will oversee SanDisk's IT infrastructure. McAfee-Hunter, who will refine SanDisk's quality and reliability program, has over 20 years of manufacturing, engineering, reliability, operations and managerial experience. Before joining SanDisk, McAfee-Hunter was director of quality at Dell. SanDisk is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products.

SanDisk Corp.

BakBone Software's Q2

San Diego, Calif., BakBone Software, Inc., announced financial results for the company's second quarter ended September 30, 2000. The company reported consolidated revenues of $1.7 million for the second quarter. The net loss for the period was $9.1 million, or $0.26 per share. Included in the net loss is $1.4 million of purchase accounting amortization. For the five-month period ended September 30, 2000, revenues were $2.6 million, with a net loss of $12.9 million, or $0.40 per share. BakBone officials attributed the operating results to costs associated with building and implementing the company's global sales and support infrastructure and that those costs continued to be in line with the company's business plan. The second quarter of BakBone's fiscal year was highlighted by the North American launch of its flagship NetVault storage management software. BakBone is an international storage management software company.

BakBone Software, Inc.

Procom's Q1results

Procom Technology, Inc., Irvine, Calif., a provider of data storage and access appliances network attached storage (NAS), reported that revenue for the first quarter ended Oct. 31, 2000 was $13.3 million, compared to revenue of $14.2 million in the immediately prior quarter and revenue of $18.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 1999. Net loss for the quarter totaled $1.1 million, or $0.09 per share. Sales of the company's NAS products increased 15 percent quarter-over-quarter to $7.9 million, from $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000, and up 172 percent over NAS sales of $2.9 million in the first quarter of last year. NAS sales now account for 60 percent of total Procom revenue.

Procom Technology, Inc.

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