May 10, 2011 11:00 ET

Drobo Names David Bangs as Head of Worldwide Sales

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Drobo, makers of the award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced that David Bangs, a seasoned and successful industry sales executive with recent leadership positions at HP and LeftHand Networks, has been appointed Senior Vice President of worldwide sales.

"Drobo has enjoyed fantastic growth and we are looking to take it to the next level," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO at Drobo. "In David, we are excited to welcome a proven leader who has continually driven world-class results."

"During David's days at LeftHand and then later with HP, I worked with him to help build an overwhelmingly successful mid-market storage practice during my days as CTO at a national storage integrator," said George Crump, chief steward of Storage Switzerland. "His joining Drobo from HP is a strong endorsement for the company's channel and sales potential, and I look forward to this new collaboration."

David joins Drobo from HP where he led the HP StorageWorks sales organization, focused on the emerging growth accounts in the mid-market. David was previously the VP of worldwide sales at LeftHand Networks, an innovator and leader in the ISCSI SAN market, where he built and led the sales organization from initial beta shipments through to more than 5,000 customer wins and the company's ultimate acquisition by HP in November 2008. Prior to LeftHand Networks, David served in sales leadership roles at Quantum, Control Data, and Toshiba.

"I am extremely excited to be joining one of the most innovative and fastest growing 'new age' storage companies," said Bangs. "Drobo is striking a chord with the underserved SMB market by providing storage products that marry technical sophistication with ease of use. I'm excited to join a company at this stage in its growth and one that is primed for great things."

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Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for Small and Medium Businesses and Individual professionals that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo's ability to deliver "Big Storage in a Small Box" creates the best storage experience ever for small and medium businesses and hundreds of thousands of individual professionals worldwide, who use it to support their file backup and media archiving, server virtualization, and email application needs. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @drobo.

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