SOURCE: Dynamic Network Factory

October 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Dynamic Network Factory Strengthens Management Team With Addition of Dean E. Norman as VP Sales

High-Tech Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Sales Experience to Fast-Growing Data Storage Company

HAYWARD, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), RAID and iSCSI systems, today announced the appointment of Dean E. Norman to the position of vice president of sales. A seasoned executive whose experience includes work with Apani Networks, Dell Corporation and Computer Associates, Norman will lead sales efforts for DNF's six rapidly expanding business units.

"We're fortunate to have an executive of Dean's caliber join our management team," said Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF. "His strengths across all areas of sales, along with his excellent sales leadership experience within both established and start-up organizations, will guide us through DNF's fast-paced growth and help us take advantages of new opportunities in our professional services, physical security and IP SAN business units."

Said Norman, "DNF impressed me immediately, both for its hardware expertise as well as its ability to adapt quickly to new opportunities in growing markets such as virtualization, IP video surveillance and professional services. I'm very pleased to be a part of the company's leadership team."

With a background that includes channel expansion, professional services, enterprise client acquisition and global sales development, Norman comes to DNF from Apani Networks, an enterprise network security software developer, where he was vice president of sales. At Apani, he substantially increased worldwide revenue while closing key accounts such as Citicorp, Wachovia and the State of California.

Prior to Apani, Norman served as senior services director for Dell. During his tenure, he increased West Coast revenues by as much as 145 percent, and trained and mentored a team in charge of more than 116 accounts across North America.

Norman also served as divisional vice president of sales for Computer Associates from 1993 to 1997, where he managed a team with product line focus on systems management, database tools, application development and enterprise security. In addition, he was vice president of sales for NativeMinds, which was acquired by Verity, and co-founder of Advanced Data Collections, which was acquired by Acom. He holds a B.S.B.A. degree in marketing from Chapman University.

About Dynamic Network Factory and Stonefly, Inc.

Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in the Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF carries a variety of products, ranging from network attached storage, direct attached storage solutions and IP SAN solutions, to assist companies in meeting their mission-critical storage needs with cost-effective, high performance storage equipment. DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and manufactured products for many major computer manufacturers. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Key customers include UC Berkeley, MIT, the Federal Aviation Administration, FBI, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Fujitsu, Honda Corporation of America, SBC, BAE Systems, and General Dynamics.

DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly-traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. DNF emerged as an independent privately help organization after a year of rapid growth. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a subsidiary of DNF, Inc. For more information, visit

Dynamic Network Factory, DNF and DNF Storage are trademarks of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.

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