Magma Announces New Strategic Business Development Director

Magma hires industry veteran Jim Medeiros to expand presence in U.S. and Europe

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma, a developer of computer expansion products for servers, desktops and portable platforms, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jim Medeiros, who has joined the Magma team as Strategic Business Development Director. This position is a newly created role designed to grow the company's presence in select U.S. markets and in Europe.

Within this role, Medeiros will drive growth of global sales and the development of strategic customers. His focus will be on building the business from a sales perspective with a strong push in global markets. Medeiros's proven background in design and engineering, business development, and helping to bring several successful products and initiatives to market, along with years of experience in the computer hardware industry, will help ensure Magma continues to grow and further it's leadership position in the PCI Express expansion market.

"We are excited to add Jim Medeiros to our management team", says Tim Miller, president of Magma. "Jim brings a wealth of experience in our industry and has a proven track record in bringing successful products to market and building key relationships with industry partners. The addition of Jim is an important piece of our market growth strategy."

Medeiros comes to Magma with over 27 years of experience in the high tech product development industry. Most recently, he was the CEO for Perceptive Development, Inc., a company that develops complete mobile solutions and innovative new products for a variety of mobile platforms. Prior to Perceptive Development, Medeiros was the President of Seven Pinnacles, Inc., a general consulting company for embedded applications. He also served as General Manager and Vice President of Marketing for Performance Technologies, Inc., and was the Communications Systems Director with Intel. The majority of his career was spent at Ziatech Corporation holding a variety of positions that included, Vice President of Business Development, Product Marketing Manager, CompactPCI R &D Manager.

"My goal is to help take Magma to the next level of customer engagement, " says Medeiros. "I'm excited to join the team and be a part of a company with a great foundation of products and innovative history that is poised for dramatic growth."

About Magma    
Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe), and Thunderbolt™ for servers, desktops and portable computing platforms.  Magma's line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission critical environments.  Magma products are platform independent and are used in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, data acquisition, and high performance computing.  Magma's team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making them a pioneer and leader in the market space.  All Magma products are designed and assembled in the United States.  For more information about Magma visit