Story image

Industry veterans strengthen Extreme Networks' expansion drive

25 Oct 10

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 with
IVSTEL, 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.

For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com

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

For more information
James Owens
Regional Director
Australia and New Zealand
Extreme Networks
Phone: +61-2-8912 2405

Mobile: +61-430 166 691

Email: jowens@extremenetworks.com

David Frost

PR Deadlines
Phone:
+61-2-4341 50221 or
+61 (0) 408 408 210

Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au

Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
How blockchain will impact NZ’s economy
Distributed ledgers and blockchain are anticipated to provide a positive uplift to New Zealand’s economy.
McAfee named Leader in Magic Quadrant an eighth time
The company has been once again named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.
Symantec and Fortinet partner for integration
The partnership will deliver essential security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments.
Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue Mic’s newest wireless headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort - but there is a more insidious issue at hand.
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
Forcepoint and Chillisoft - “a powerful combination”
Following Chillisoft’s portfolio expansion by signing on Forcepoint, the companies’ execs explain how this is a match made in cybersecurity heaven.
David Hickling in memoriam: “Celebrate the life and the music it made”
Dave was a well-respected presence in the IT channel and his recent death was felt by all the many people who knew him as a colleague and a friend.