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Bart Tillmans Appointed Vice President of Marketing, Europe Middle East & Africa


NEWBURY, ENGLAND – Enterasys Networks™, a leader in secure, available and mobile enterprise communications solutions, has announced the appointment of Bart Tillmans as Vice President of Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective immediately. Tillmans has overall responsibility for the EMEA marketing strategy and initiatives, including solution and channel marketing, media and analyst relations.

“Bart Tillmans brings to Enterasys a wealth of experience and industry knowledge. His fresh thinking and expertise will prove instrumental in branding Enterasys as a trusted provider of secure, highly available and mobile enterprise network solutions throughout the EMEA region,” commented J.Ernie Riddle, Vice Chairman of Enterasys. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Bart to the Enterasys team.”

Prior to his role at Enterasys, Tillmans was EMEA Marketing Director at Extreme Networks. Demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, Tillmans successfully launched the Extreme brand throughout Europe in 1998. With more than 20 years experience within the IT industry, he has held various senior business development roles at several prominent companies such as Datapoint, Wang Computers, Sun Microsystems, Triple P and 3Com, and was instrumental in launching the Benelux networking division of US Robotics back in 1995.

Tillmans, 41, is a member of the MCE Association in Brussels and has completed Integrated Marketing studies (NIMA).


About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks (NYSE: ETS) is a new type of company that combines a single market focus with a strong technology heritage to provide communications infrastructures for enterprise-class customers. Enterasys’ networking hardware and software offerings deliver the innovative security, availability and mobility solutions required by Global 2000 organizations coupled with the industry’s strongest service and support. Based in Rochester, New Hampshire, Enterasys was named a “Company to Watch in 2001” by CIO Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.enterasys.com



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Enterasys Networks
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E: adickson@enterasys.com

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