Spectra Logic Appoints Brian Grainger Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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Industry Veteran Grainger Brings Track Record of Success and Strong Customer Relationships

BOULDER, Colo.—November 3, 2009—Spectra Logic, a leading innovator of intelligently integrated data protection solutions, announced today thatit has promoted Brian Grainger to vice president of worldwide sales, overseeing all global sales functions, processes and management. Grainger brings more than 17 years of sales, product management and sales management experience in technology and data storage, as well as expertise in the Federal and high performance computing (HPC) sectors.
 “We are pleased to expand Brian Grainger’s role to lead Spectra Logic’s sales efforts worldwide. During the past year, Spectra Logic achieved revenue growth and strong sales in enterprise and mid-range solutions, despite a tough economy – and we continue to experience growing customer demand for our data protection solutions,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s chief executive officer. “Brian’s strong leadership, deep understanding of customer requirements and high energy drive will help to continue this momentum and propel Spectra’s success and growth worldwide.”
Grainger joined Spectra Logic in 2001 as the regional sales director of Southeast commercial sales. In 2004, he founded the Federal sales division of the company, which now comprises more than one-quarter of North American revenue. Since building the company’s Federal team and efforts, Grainger has served as regional vice president of Southeast commercial and Federal sales.  He was also instrumental in developing and building Spectra Logic’s high performance computing (HPC) business.
“I am honored to lead worldwide sales for Spectra Logic and look forward to the opportunity strengthen our sales organization worldwide,” said Brian Grainger, Spectra’s vice president of worldwide sales. “With Spectra Logic’s industry-leading tape and disk-based data protection solutions, we excel at helping organizations intelligently design backup, recovery and archive solutions that meet their business objectives, lower risk and reduce operating expenses.”
“Spectra Logic has always prided itself in leading the industry in customer service and support. With Brian, we have a sales leader who will continue to keep these priorities at the forefront while delivering the innovative, integrated solutions that our customers worldwide have come to expect from Spectra Logic,” added Thompson.
Prior to Spectra Logic, Grainger held sales, sales management and product management positions with OnStream, Gates/Arrow, Seagate and Connor Peripherals.
About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                                                                                                      
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Throughout our 30-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.
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