SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

June 12, 2006 16:38 ET

Cast Iron Systems Appoints Annamaria Chen as General Counsel

Former Legal Expert Joins Cast Iron Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration-appliance vendor, announced today the appointment of Annamaria Chen to the position of General Counsel. Educated at Harvard, Chen brings to Cast Iron significant legal expertise combined with real-world experience from companies such as, Raza Foundries and Cooley Godward LLP.

"As Cast Iron and our customer base continues to grow quickly, it is important for us to have a legal expert on the team," said Ram Gupta, president and CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "Annamaria's depth of experience advising private and public companies will be invaluable as we continue to expand our operations."

Before joining Cast Iron, Chen served as senior director and associate general counsel at, where she was the lead attorney responsible for all legal and compliance matters for the online division of the Wal-Mart Stores. While at, she successfully built the legal team and implemented legal strategies in support of the company's business initiatives.

Previously, Chen served as associate general counsel at Raza Foundries, a private incubator and venture firm. She joined Raza after serving as a corporate and securities attorney at Cooley Godward LLP, where she represented a variety of technology companies and venture-capital funds focused on emerging growth companies.

"The opportunity to provide legal counsel to a fast-growing company like Cast Iron is truly exciting," said Annamaria Chen, general counsel at Cast Iron Systems. "The company has a strong management team, award-winning technology and a proven track record of quickly adding marquee customers."

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor. The company's flagship iA3000 application-integration appliance garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Customers include Allianz, DHL, Solectron, Toyota and Tyco. Backed by leading venture capital firms, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems, Vitria and webMethods. More information can be found at

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