From the Wires
Quantum Hires Alex Grossman to Expand Leadership in Media and Entertainment Market
Former Active Storage Founder and Apple Senior Director's Appointment Is Latest Demonstration of Increased Strategic Investment in Big Data Management
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 28, 2013 04:15 PM
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that Alex Grossman has joined the company and will focus on bringing Quantum's big data content solutions portfolio to a broader range of media and entertainment customers and partners. Grossman, who most recently served as founder and president of Active Storage, has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including six as a senior director at Apple responsible for its server and storage products. Today's announcement reflects Quantum's strategy of building on its long-standing leadership in high-performance file sharing and archive and the related investments the company has been making in growing its big data business.
"Over the last 18 months we've introduced 11 StorNext® appliances and our new Lattus wide area storage solutions to help customers better manage and protect their digital content," said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, Filesystem and Archive, Quantum. "We are very excited to have Alex on board, as his experience and industry relationships will enable us to serve a much broader base of users, including through new partnerships with application providers."
In 2007, Grossman founded Active Storage, a developer of media and Apple-centric workflow storage solutions, and served as its president for the last six years. From 2001 to 2007, he was an executive in Apple's Worldwide Product Marketing group, where he led the development, marketing and management of the company's server and storage products. Prior to joining Apple, Grossman spent 12 years as vice president of Sales, Marketing and New Product Development at MicroNet Technology Inc., a developer and manufacturer of storage solutions for creative professionals and IT managers. In addition, he has contributed to several patents associated with media management and storage technology and led the team that developed the first FireWire-based Storage Area Network.
"I think Quantum has a unique opportunity in the media and entertainment market," said Grossman. "Its StorNext software is used by all the top players in the industry, and the company's recently expanded portfolio enables a whole new range of customers to benefit from its proven expertise and innovation. I look forward to showing these customers all that Quantum has to offer so they can maximize the value of their digital assets."
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"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) Quantum expanding its leadership in the media and entertainment market, 2) the experience and market relationships of Mr. Grossman enabling Quantum to serve a much broader base of users, 3) Quantum's recently expanded portfolio enabling a whole new range of customers to benefit from its proven expertise and innovation and 4) Quantum's offerings helping customers maximize the value of their digital assets are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, unexpected material deviation in product operation, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2012 and Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 14, 2012. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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