<p>SYDNEY. May 21, 2008 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced that it has appointed Paul Rath to Vice President of Sales for Asia-Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand) and Japan. Rath brings to Extreme Networks® more than 25 years of sales and executive management experience with leading high technology companies, McData and EMC.</p>
<p>Mr. Rath will lead Extreme Networks’ sales organisation in Asia Pacific and Japan. He has worked extensively throughout Asia with demonstrated successes building sales teams and channel organisations and achieving revenue growth goals in Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, China and South Korea. Extreme Networks provides innovations with network solutions that promote increased intelligence and reliability for both enterprise and service provider customers that are deploying converged voice, video and data.</p>
<p>“Extreme Networks has a long history in Asia-Pacific with enterprise and service provider customers and a well established channel partner infrastructure in the region,” said Helmut Wilke, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Extreme Networks. “Paul Rath brings to Extreme a wide breadth of sales and executive management experience with a track record of positive results throughout Asia, where his unique qualifications will help us to achieve our ambitious growth objectives for the region.”</p>
<p>Mr. Rath will be based in Singapore. Previously he served as Vice President in Asia-Pacific for McData, a leader in storage networks. During his tenure with McData, Rath consistently led his organisation to meet and exceed sales goals, tripling revenue during a three-year period, and also excelled in establishing multiple independent partners in the region. Prior to McData, Mr. Rath served in the position of Managing Director for EMC Asia, where he led direct and indirect sales in Southeast Asia and grew the company’s sales revenue for the region at a rate of 50 per cent annually.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that help solve the toughest business communications challenges. The company’s commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes that openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company’s focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.
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