Spectra Logic Appoints Storage Industry Veteran Steve Mackey as Vice President Sales for Europe and Africa

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                                                                            Seasoned Executive to Accelerate Global Adoption of Spectra Logic’s Archive and Backup Solutions

BOULDER, Colo.—June 23, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced it has appointed Steve Mackey to the role of vice president of sales for Europe and Africa. 

With more than 15 years experience in the storage industry, Mackey brings to Spectra Logic a strong track record of success in achieving aggressive revenue growth through effective go-to market strategies, developing outstanding sales teams, directing focused field execution and delivering strong customer satisfaction. Most recently Mackey was the senior area director for Quantum in Northern Europe where he was responsible for the company’s systems business in the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Middle East and Africa. An engineering and marketing graduate, Mackey has held a number of marketing and sales leadership positions during his tenures at DEC, Grau, ADIC and Quantum.

“Spectra Logic is looking to build on an extremely successful year of growth, and the appointment of Steve to lead our business in Europe and Africa will be a key component in delivering on our strategy in these regions,” said Brian Grainger, vice president of worldwide sales, Spectra Logic. “Steve is a very well-respected figure within the storage industry and has repeatedly delivered the kind of fast-paced revenue growth Spectra Logic is looking to achieve. He combines technical and business acumen with a deep understanding of the channel and other routes to market that will allow Spectra Logic to significantly expand globally.”

“This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Spectra Logic, a company that has been at the forefront of innovation in tape and has established tape as the archiving medium of choice,” said Steve Mackey, vice president sales for Europe and Africa, Spectra Logic. “As we enter the era of Big Data and Cloud Computing, the density, cost effectiveness and long-term reliability of tape will only further its resurgence in the data center.”

Join Spectra Logic and meet Steve Mackey this evening at the eighth annual UK Storage awards ceremony, “The Storries”, at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden in London. At this year’s event, Spectra Logic is a joint sponsor and its Spectra TFinity tape library is nominated for the Tape-Based Product of the Year (read more).

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