SOURCE: Pure Storage

Pure Storage

April 28, 2011 11:30 ET

Pure Storage Names Todd Engle Vice President of Operations

Industry Veteran Joins Startup From Xiotech to Spearhead Global Operations and Logistics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Pure Storage today announced it has appointed industry veteran Todd Engle as vice president of operations. In this role, Engle will help shape global operations, the supply chain and strategic vendor relationships for the company.

"As we strive to deliver a game-changing solution for enterprise storage, it's essential that we build the technology platform and supply-chain infrastructure essential for world-class products, customer service and support," said Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. "Todd's track record in building alliances and driving operational excellence is key to our success. We're delighted that he chose to join us at Pure Storage to build a product and service organization that our customers can depend on."

Todd Engle joins Pure Storage after 12 years at Xiotech, where he served as VP of manufacturing. Under Engle's direction, Xiotech successfully expanded its global manufacturing operations, implemented an improved supply chain management system and streamlined its order fulfillment processes, achieving 99-percent on-time delivery and 95-percent production forecast accuracy.

Prior to Xiotech, Engle served as director of business operations at Computer Network Technologies, where he successfully automated the company's sales, revenue and production forecasting systems. He holds a BA in accounting from Metropolitan State University.

"I'm honored to become part of such an accomplished team and to help support the caliber of innovation happening at Pure Storage," said Engle. "There is so much opportunity on the horizon for the company -- I'm thrilled to get started on building a strong technology, service and support infrastructure on which customers can rely."

About Pure Storage
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage, designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. Its products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL) and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Due to launch later this year, the company is currently in private beta testing with select customers and is backed by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information visit www.purestorage.com.

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