SOURCE: Egenera

February 21, 2007 10:54 ET

Egenera Appoints Nicholas Cheetham Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

MARLBORO, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Egenera Inc., a global leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, today announced the appointment of Nicholas M. Cheetham to senior vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Cheetham is responsible for leading the company's global sales organization, forging new market opportunities and creating synergies across all distribution channels.

Mr. Cheetham brings more than 25 years' experience in enterprise technology. He previously served as Egenera's vice president of sales in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), leading a team of sales, service and solution architecture specialists. Mr. Cheetham was instrumental in driving the success of the company's strategic relationship with Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

"Nick possesses a highly successful track record in directing high-value, complex sales both directly and indirectly through strategic partnerships," said Mike Thompson, president and CEO, Egenera. "His unique experience in both direct sales management, as well as channel management, is invaluable in this global assignment. I look forward to his future contributions as we work to extend our global reach and further execute on our leadership position."

Prior to Egenera, Mr. Cheetham served as northern regional director for Stratus Technologies, driving the launch and growth of the first fault-tolerant Microsoft® Windows® Server offering and gaining over 50 new blue-chip clients in just 18 months. The preceding 10 years with Sequent Computer Systems included developing the South African business as country manager to over $30M annually; being the catalyst for the successful launch of the Scottish operation; and delivering the largest single order in the company's history while earning many top European and worldwide sales and sales-management awards. Mr. Cheetham began his career in engineering and pre-sales roles at Racal and Sun Microsystems, respectively.

Mr. Cheetham holds a first class Bachelor of Science degree in physics and microelectronics from the University of Leicester, England.

About Egenera, Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in delivering enterprise computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and virtualize infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time to market and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit, call 508-858-2600 or send email to

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