Spectra Logic Names Andrew Philippou VP of Worldwide Support and Services

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BOULDER, Colo., September 27, 2007—Spectra Logic, the innovator in data archive and backup, announced the appointment of Andrew Philippou as vice president (VP) of worldwide support and services. He is responsible for leading Spectra Logic’s support and services department, which assists customers to assure high uptime for tens of thousands of storage libraries and disk archive solutions around the globe.
As Spectra Logic’s VP of worldwide support and services, Philippou manages all aspects of customer support, including first call response, technical support, installation and professional services.
 “Andrew will streamline support response schedules and leverage his industry knowledge to support customers,” said Marcy Montgomery, Spectra Logic’s COO. “His vast enterprise customer experience is a great asset to Spectra Logic as we continue to gain momentum with this caliber of users.”
Philippou brings more than 20 years in high-tech services and support experience, including nine years in the storage industry. Prior to joining Spectra Logic, Philippou held senior management positions at StorageTek, now part of Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA), in the enterprise tape products, global critical situations and global IT support groups.
“I am pleased to accept this position and the challenge to improve Spectra Logic’s already strong support and services program,” said Andrew Philippou, Spectra Logic’s new VP of worldwide services. “My personal goal is to work closely with marketing on Spectra’s support product portfolio to ensure we meet or exceed customer expectations.”
Philippou earned a national technical certificate in electrical engineering from Johannesburg Technical College and a diploma in business management from Damelin Management School, both in South Africa.
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. Visit www.SpectraLogic.com for more information.
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