OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - December 16, 2015) - TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network), the industry's largest vendor neutral support alliance, has appointed John Bunney, Senior Director of Technical Services at Cisco Systems, Inc., to the TSANet Board of Directors.

"Over the past few years, Cisco has become more strategically involved in TSANet. John brings about a skill set which represents a new way of looking at multi-vendor collaboration. I'm very much looking forward to his leadership as a Board member and a representation of the industry," said Dennis Smeltzer, president.

John has been with Cisco for over 15 years and currently leads Technical Services for Cisco Data Center technologies. He strives to create a world-class culture, focused on customer success, agility, innovation, business and technical leadership, and "can-do" attitudes. In previous roles, John has overseen Cisco's Routing, Switching, Voice, Collaboration, Wireless, and Network Scaling Technical Services groups. John has been the recipient of several awards during his tenure with Cisco, including the Cisco Pioneer award, the Cisco Services Pinnacle Award, the Cisco Services Innovation and Operational Excellence Award and was, on two occasions, the winner of the Data Center MVP award (Commercial Segment).

John joins the existing board members: Ted Williams (Red Hat), Jim West (Citrix Systems), Pamela Fowler (Actian Corporation), Doug Jones (NetApp), Jim Rubish (IBM), René Karel (VMware), Uwe Schaefer (Hewlett-Packard Company), Rich Jardine (Symantec Corporation) and Kieran Collins (EMC Corp.).

About TSANet

Founded in 1993, TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network) is a worldwide, multi vendor alliance that offers an industry-wide forum to facilitate servicing multi vendor customers while providing an infrastructure for more efficient multi vendor problem solving. Membership consists of more than five hundred software and hardware companies. TSANet can be reached at (913) 345-9311 or at www.tsanet.org.

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