SOURCE: Intransa, Inc.

July 11, 2005 07:00 ET

Intransa Appoints Tom Alexander as President & CEO

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2005 -- Intransa, the global leader in network-centric, enterprise IP-storage systems, today announced the appointment of Tom Alexander as president and CEO. A seasoned technology executive, Alexander will set the pace for Intransa's next level of growth and build the company's position as a worldwide marketing leader for IP storage area networking (SAN) solutions.

Alexander brings to Intransa nearly two decades of executive experience in the technology sector where he led innovative teams with privately held startups, mid-range, and large enterprises. Alexander comes to Intransa from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) where he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Prior to that he served as president and co-founder of LuxN, a leader in the optical metro networking market, where he led the merger of LuxN with Sorrento Networks.

"As the only IP startup with a global presence, Intransa is on the fast-track to becoming the leader in the IP SAN market and I look forward to taking the company to the next level with new partnerships and an expanded customer base," said Alexander. "Intransa's unique and leading edge IP SAN solutions provide the benefits of networked storage to a much broader range of customers, and with the support of the board, investors, and employees, I anticipate rapid growth and expansion into new markets in the coming year."

"Under Tom Alexander's leadership, along with our product growth and global market leadership, I anticipate that the company will accelerate its course in building a strong strategic business utilizing Intransa's network-centric IP SAN technology," said Stuart Phillips, general partner at USVP and member of the board of directors for Intransa.

"We are grateful for Avi Katz's entrepreneurial leadership in establishing Intransa as a leading player in the emerging IP SAN space," said Eric Benhamou, chairman of the board of Intransa. "Global market reach, superior technology, and solid customers constitute a sound foundation to build from and I am confident that Tom Alexander will build upon this success," Benhamou concluded.

Alexander holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard, a Master of Science (MS) from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Madras, India.

About Intransa

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Intransa is an innovator of enterprise-class, intelligent IP storage solutions that radically reduce the complexity of deploying scalable networked storage. Based on advanced technology that leverages the cost and performance advantage of Ethernet and the ubiquity of IP networks, Intransa's products are enabling a new generation of information storage, delivery, and management over IP networks. Intransa has offices in the US, UK, India, Israel, China and Singapore, and an offshore development facility in Pune, India. The company was recently chosen as one of Red Herring's 100 hottest private companies in North America. For more information, visit

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