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Industry veterans strengthen Extreme Networks' expansion drive

25 Oct 2010

SYDNEY, October 25. Extreme Networks has appointed two new Business Development Managers tasked with accelerating the company’s current strong growth in the NZ and Australian markets. They are Graeme Hannel, formerly CEO of management consultancy Lorem, and Peter Clarke, an IT & T business development specialist for more than 25 years.

The company’s Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, James Owens, said: “Graeme and Peter bring us significant experience and expertise at pivotal time for Extreme Networks. Customers are responding to our Four Pillar strategy with its focus on migrating organisations from physical to virtual to cloud, and our network infrastructure solution that addresses the complexities introduced by virtualisation and consolidation in the data centre.”

Graeme Hannel established Lorem in 1997 to provide strategic level advice to executive management in blue chip organisations wishing to improve their business-related customer interactions. Prior to that he was Account Manager – Government at Alactel for 10 years, and earlier Network Services Manager with IDAPS Australia.

Peter Clarke spent the past decade spent at the forefront of converged communications, primarily within the carrier and service provider space. He has been Business Development Manager withIVSTEL, and Strategic Account Manager for Verizon Business, Australia. Further experience was gained with Broadreach Services, Alcatel Australia Limited, Anite/Logicalis, Network Vision Systems, and Network Solutions.

Extreme Networks, Inc.Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructures that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organisations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities.

Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data centre infrastructure and service provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support.

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Extreme Networks’ distributor in Australia is Distribution Central (NetWorld Systems® business group). In New Zealand, distributors are Distribution Central and Ericsson NZ.

For more informationJames OwensRegional DirectorAustralia and New ZealandExtreme NetworksPhone: +61-2-8912 2405

Mobile: +61-430 166 691


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