SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

July 10, 2006 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Systems Names Bob Bear VP of Customer Services

Technology Veteran Adds Significant Customer-Service Expertise to Cast Iron's Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration appliance vendor, today appointed Bob Bear to the position of VP of customer services. Bear's experience spans 27 years serving the customers of technology products from companies such as OnLink, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems and Zilliant.

"Cast Iron's customer base continues to expand rapidly," said Ram Gupta, president and CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "We recruited Bob Bear to lead the charge in ensuring all customers continue to receive exemplary service. Bob's tremendous enterprise experience and rave reviews from previous customer relationships made him the ideal executive for Cast Iron's team."

Before joining Cast Iron, Bear served as VP of solutions at Zilliant, where he ran professional services and support, implemented a solution-selling process, and initiated business-development and partner strategies.

Previously, Bear was VP of global service operations and VP of e-commerce services at Siebel Systems. He joined Siebel in 2000, when the company acquired OnLink Technologies. Prior to that, Bear was VP of professional services at OnLink, spearheading the company's growth from 45 to more than 200 employees, securing references from 100 percent of accounts and rolling out more than 20 successful initiatives in 16 months.

In addition, Bear has served as PeopleSoft's VP of operations for global services and VP of professional services, and he has also held senior positions at Red Pepper Software and Avalon Software.

"More and more customers are choosing Cast Iron's award-winning application integration appliances," said Bob Bear, VP of customer services at Cast Iron Systems. "I am committed to continuously improving the level of customer service they receive."

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, Emerson, Intuitive Surgical, Lawson Software, and Toyota. 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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