June 16, 2009 08:00 ET

3PAR Names Vice President of North American Sales

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today the appointment of Whitney Tomlin as Vice President of North American Sales. Tomlin brings to 3PAR over 25 years of sales experience in the high tech industry.

Tomlin will oversee 3PAR's North American Sales organization, responsible for overall sales execution and customer satisfaction. In this role, he will lead 3PAR's efforts to grow its revenues, customer base, and sales organization. Tomlin will report to 3PAR's Vice President of Worldwide Sales, RJ Weigel.

Tomlin joins 3PAR from SunPower, America's largest manufacturer of high-performance solar electric systems, where he was the General Manager of North America's Commercial Division. At SunPower, Tomlin was responsible for sales, marketing, and financial analysis of the company's roof-top and ground-mount business, selling to non-residential commercial and utility accounts in North America.

Prior to SunPower, Tomlin spent six years at NetApp, where he held the position of Vice President of Sales. At NetApp, he led a $500-Million sales organization responsible for the Western Area, the largest of the three geographic territories in the United States. In that position, Tomlin directed over 200 sales, pre-sales, channel, and marketing individuals spread across thirteen states with dotted line responsibility for professional services. Prior to his tenure at NetApp, Tomlin was Vice President of Sales at Cisco where he was responsible for the Western region, overseeing more than 500 people representing more than $1 Billion in sales. Tomlin has held numerous other senior management positions at IBM, Wang Laboratories, and Progress Software.

The role of Vice President of North American Sales for 3PAR was previously held by RJ Weigel, who has since assumed the role of Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

"Whitney Tomlin has all the characteristics that you look for in a senior leader in terms of experience, leadership, dynamic personality, and a proven track record," said Weigel.

Tomlin, who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Purdue University.

About 3PAR

3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized, tightly clustered, and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for utility computing. Organizations use utility computing to build cost-effective virtualized IT infrastructures for flexible workload consolidation. 3PAR Utility Storage gives customers an alternative to traditional arrays by delivering resilient infrastructure with increased agility at a lower total cost to meet their rapidly changing business needs. As a pioneer of thin provisioning -- a green technology developed to address storage underutilization and inefficiencies -- 3PAR offers products designed to minimize power consumption and promote environmental responsibility. With 3PAR, customers have reduced the costs of allocated storage capacity, administration, and SAN infrastructure while increasing adaptability and resiliency. 3PAR Utility Storage is built to meet the demands of open systems consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management, and performance-intensive applications. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

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