SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

March 21, 2007 15:07 ET

Cast Iron Systems Names Ron Wastal Vice President of Business Development and Channel Sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration appliance vendor, today announced the appointment of Ron Wastal to the position of vice president of business development and channel sales. Wastal will be responsible for developing Cast Iron's overall partnership strategy, direction and vision for alliances.

"Hiring Ron demonstrates Cast Iron's continued commitment to building a comprehensive partner ecosystem for the integration market," said Ram Gupta, president and chief executive officer of Cast Iron Systems. "Cast Iron is pleased to welcome Ron, and we believe his proven record and experience in forging strategic partner alliances will make him a great asset to Cast Iron."

Wastal brings more than 20 years of leadership and operational experience in direct sales, marketing, channel sales and business development. Prior to joining Cast Iron, Wastal was executive director of ISV and System Integrator Alliances at IBM where he successfully helped double partner-influenced revenue for IBM's Information Integration Solutions in 18 months. Before IBM, Wastal was director of global strategic ISV application alliances at Ascential Software where he managed global relationships with SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, BEA, and TIBCO. Prior to joining Ascential, Wastal helped build two successful CRM integration pioneers in the Customer Master Data Integration and Analytic Application markets, Siperian and Broadbase/Kana Software, as Vice President of Sales and BD. Wastal also spent over 10 years at Sybase and NCR/Teradata, where he held various senior positions in sales, product marketing and management.

"Cast Iron has a unique and compelling track record in the mid-market and Software-as-a-Service integration industry. I look forward to establishing additional sales channels and developing new strategic partnerships that will significantly extend Cast Iron's strong leadership position," said Wastal. "My goal at Cast Iron is clear -- to actively sign up partners who are ready to revolutionize the integration space by dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of integration over specialized tool-kits or quick-and-dirty custom coding projects."

Wastal received his Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Investment from California State University, Long Beach.

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 salesforce.com. 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 http://www.castiron.com.

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