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Panasas appoints Jeff Whitaker as Vice president of marketing and product management
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Tue, 26th Apr 2022

Jeff Whitaker has been appointed as vice president of marketing and product management, Kieran Penwill and Chris Sassone as sales directors of EMEA and APAC, respectively, and Mike Sheppard as global director of channels and alliances.
 
"I'm thrilled to announce these new appointments. The ActiveStor Ultra product line has received high praise from both established and new customers, and Panasas has enjoyed a sharp increase in demand over the last 18 months. As a result, we are investing further in our teams and our products to support our expanding global customer base," Panasas COO Brian Peterson says.
 
"One of the reasons I joined Panasas is its commitment to making the world a better place with data. Our products are critical to the success of organisations that are transforming healthcare and life sciences, advanced AI and predictive analytics, manufacturing, and climate and energy exploration," Whitaker says.
 
"I am bringing a disruptive way of thinking from my success in the cloud storage industry to the high performance data industry."
 
With Jeff on board, Brian Reed, formerly Panasas' vice president of product and alliances, has taken over the position of vice president of corporate development as the company prepares for a surge in international growth and to expand its strategic partnerships and alliances.
 
"Kieran Penwill, Chris Sassone, and Mike Sheppard were instrumental in building out end-customer installations of the Lustre parallel file system across the globe during their tenures at Intel. They each bring strong customer and partner relationships with them, which they will use to deliver Panasas' stability, easy manageability, and optimised performance to organisations throughout the world," Peterson says.

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