sTec, a global provider of enterprise-class, solid-state storage solutions, has expanded its Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations with three additions to its regional sales and support team. Collectively, the three new additions contribute more than 50 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the enterprise-storage industry.
The company named Michael Burnie as senior vice president of sales for APAC. Burnie has more than 25 years of enterprise-storage experience, formerly serving as vice president and general manager of APAC operations with Isilon Systems. He also previously worked with NetApp as managing director for that company’s Australia, Southeast Asia and India operations.
sTec appointed Shigeo Kimura and George Thomasas country managers for Japan and India, respectively.Kimura and Thomas will directly report to Burnie, who is based in the sTec(R) Malaysia office.
Kimura previously worked as executive vice president of sales for APC Japan, a provider of data center solutions. Prior to APC Japan,Kimura was senior director of the semiconductors division at Philips Japan and served in various sales management positions with Dell, in Japan.
Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, most recently serving as a director at Rivendale Software, where he focused on enterprise information protection. He also previously worked as country manager for India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at Tibco Software, as well as managing director for India and SAARC at NetApp.
“We’ve had great success in APAC over the years developing relationships with many of the region’s top enterprise-systems players,” Nader Milani, managing director of sTec Malaysia stated in the press release. “With the additional focus and capable team of Shigeo and George, led by Michael, we’ll be well poised to further build on our success throughout the region.”
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