SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

August 31, 2009 04:30 ET

Promise Technology Appoints Ray Bahar Vice President, Sales and Marketing to Lead Americas Storage Solutions Market

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, today announced the appointment of Ray Bahar to the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In this position, he will lead and build upon the company's strong revenue growth, forge new market opportunities, create synergies across all distribution channels and oversee marketing activities in the Americas. Bahar will also serve as part of the executive management team and report directly to Promise President and CEO James Lee.

"Bahar is a seasoned executive with proven success and track record in growing OEM and channel business. His experience and vision will broaden our market awareness and allow us to continue our commitment to expand our partner ecosystem and ensure we meet the needs of our customers," said Promise President and CEO James Lee.

Bahar brings twenty years of direct sales, sales management, marketing, and business development experience in the storage industry to Promise Technology. He has a strong track record of execution and leadership and a demonstrated ability to increase sales and profits in competitive markets. Bahar's expertise includes building field sales organizations, channels, alliances and OEM partnerships for storage companies.

"Data continues to grow at daunting rates and the need to manage it cost-effectively is more important than ever before, especially in this economic climate," said Bahar. "Promise Technology is ideally positioned to address today's business reality with innovative storage solutions delivering superior price/performance ratios to enterprise and SMB customers across a broad spectrum of vertical industries. I look forward to capitalizing on Promise's technology superiority to expand market penetration, drive sales revenue, and further develop OEM and channel partnerships in order to grow the company's leadership position."

Prior to joining Promise, Bahar was senior director of sales for the Americas at Dot Hill Systems. He also held senior sales management roles at companies including LSI Corporation, IBM, Mylex, Bell Microproducts and Wyle Electronics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic University.

About Promise Technology, Inc.

With a long history of innovation, Promise Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level and consumer data protection needs, Promise products are distinguished by their Unified common RAID core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Promise has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit Promise Technology's website at

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