SOURCE: Compellent Technologies

Compellent Technologies

August 13, 2009 12:30 ET

Compellent Appoints Sherman Black to Board of Directors

Rimage Corporation's President and Chief Operating Officer Brings Extensive Storage Industry Experience

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) today announced it has appointed Sherman Black to its board of directors. Mr. Black will serve as a director on the board, and as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr. Black brings more than 20 years of data storage industry experience to his position on Compellent's board. He has held numerous positions at Seagate Technology, most recently as a senior vice president of marketing and strategy for the company's core products group. Previously, Sherman was the general manager of Seagate's enterprise business unit. Currently he is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rimage Corporation, the leading manufacturer of on-demand digital publishing systems.

"Sherman is a great addition to our team and we are genuinely excited to work with him as we continue our growth. His reputation and deep knowledge of the enterprise storage space will be a big value-add for the company," said Phil Soran, CEO and president of Compellent.

"I look forward to joining the board of a dynamic and exciting company like Compellent. If you look at the growth and innovation that Compellent has consistently delivered, it stands out in the enterprise storage space. I am excited to become a contributor for this impressive company," said Sherman Black.

About Compellent

Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature-rich and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. Compellent Technologies' principal offices are located in Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please visit: