Robert Koecheler to Expand Strategic Relationships, Grow Channel Sales Program Worldwide
BOULDER, Colo.—September 19, 2007—Spectra Logic Corporation, the innovator in data backup and archive, has announced a new addition to its executive leadership team. As senior vice president (SVP) of worldwide sales, Bob Koecheler oversees all of Spectra Logic’s revenue-generating activities around the globe.
Bob Koecheler’s main responsibilities include: accelerating Spectra Logic’s growing tape market share; relationship development to support Spectra Logic’s innovative product category – RAID-6-based nTier Archive & Backup servers; and expanding the channel sales program. He will manage seven sales territories worldwide and aid Spectra Logic management with strategic planning and execution.
“Spectra Logic began the search for a new SVP to help execute our disk and tape strategies and meet an aggressive revenue plan this and future fiscal years,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s CEO. “We are thrilled that our extensive search led us to a highly-qualified candidate with more than three decades of storage-industry experience. I’ve known Bob for many years as a competitor, and have always been impressed by his dedication to teamwork, energy, enthusiasm and total commitment to winning.”
Prior to joining Spectra Logic, Koecheler held the position of VP of global accounts at StorageTek, now part of Sun Microsystems, and was responsible for direct and indirect accounts globally. During his 10-year tenure there, he established a comprehensive distribution program and grew revenues by more than 830 percent. Previously, he held the VP of business development position at Maxtor and several management positions at Control Data.
“Spectra Logic’s innovative product development history spurred my interest in this position,” said Bob Koecheler, Spectra Logic’s SVP of worldwide sales. “I am pleased to join Spectra and apply my market knowledge to help grow the organization’s channel and disk strategies to the next level.”
About Spectra Logic Corporation Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format. Spectra products provide integrated library, encryption, and key management options through the intuitive BlueScale 10 interface. Spectra’s green tape libraries and disk products use far less power than other comparable products. The company’s tape, disk and encryption solutions are designed to evolve over time. Spectra products are an excellent investment for IT managers who project growth and plan for years into the future. Since Spectra Logic was founded in 1979, the company has introduced innovative, industry-leading products including: Archive and Backup Servers (nTier-2007); hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression (RXT-2006); hardware-based, library-enabled encryption with compression (BlueScale Encryption-2005); and integrated tape and disk in a single library (Spectra T950 with RXT-2004). Spectra Logic is changing the world of storage.
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