Eric Courville Joins PlateSpin as VP of Sales and Business Development

PlateSpin Welcomes Seasoned Sales and Business Development Veteran to the Management Team


TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- PlateSpin is pleased to announce that Eric Courville has joined the company as Vice-President of Sales and Business Development. Eric brings more than 13 years of expertise in business development and sales management for high-tech companies and has held positions in many high-profile companies.

Eric has a solid track record at improving top-line growth in organizations such as MPlex Solutions, a division of MediSolution Ltd., which he established and grew into a profitable business by tripling revenue over a one-year period. At Platform Computing Corporation, Eric was responsible for establishing and managing global alliances with key system vendors such as Apple, Dell, Egenera, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, leading to record sales. As Director of Channels for SGI Canada, Eric was responsible for all the indirect sales operations, including resellers, VARs, ISVs, system integrators, distributors and telesales, leading to dramatic revenue contributions from indirect channels.

Prior to SGI, Eric held a variety of sales-related positions at companies such as Crain-Drummond, CBCI Telecom and Xerox. Eric holds a Business Management and Marketing degree from Les Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school in Montreal.

"PlateSpin's leading-edge software products are defining a new era in virtual computing and will add significant value to multi-architecture data centers as they strive towards autonomic, self-managed data centers," said Eric Courville, VP of Sales and Business Development. "It is a very exciting time to join such a dynamic and successful company, and I look forward to contributing to its overall growth."

"We are extremely excited that Eric has decided to join the PlateSpin management team," said Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin Ltd. "Eric has a long history of bringing success to software companies through sales and business development strategy, and will be a crucial addition to the PlateSpin management team for its next growth phase."

About PlateSpin Ltd.

PlateSpin is a leading supplier of technology and solutions that bring flexibility and automation to the multi-architecture data center. PlateSpin Operations Management Center complemented by PowerP2V are ideal for enterprises looking to evolve, manage, and optimize both physical and virtual infrastructure server environments to improve service levels and lower operational costs.


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