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Graham Paterson, Senior Vice President

Paterson brings track record of IT sales and marketing success to Tandberg Data.

Dortmund, (13 July, 2010): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, today named Graham Paterson to the position of Senior Vice President of EMEA, reporting directly to Pat Clarke, CEO of Tandberg Data. Graham will direct all strategic channel sales and marketing efforts in Europe and Africa.

Commenting on the appointment, Pat Clarke stated, “Graham’s depth and breadth of experience in building data storage and software channel strategies will undoubtedly help us advance our leadership position in the EMEA market. We look forward to tapping Graham’s reservoir of international sales and marketing expertise as we roll out our slate of new data storage solutions to OEMs, resellers and distributors across EMEA.”

“I am excited to capitalize on this opportunity to develop fresh brand and channel strategies to grow Tandberg Data’s already strong customer base in EMEA,” said Paterson. “The fact that Tandberg Data continuously invigorates its product and service portfolio with innovative and cost-effective data protection solutions will allow us to accelerate our business development in the region.”

Paterson brings more than 20 years of international senior management experience in sales, marketing and business development to Tandberg Data, most recently as the head of global business channel strategy for AVG. Before that, Paterson directed Samsung's European IT channel business. As vice president of EMEA for Quantum, Paterson grew the company’s Snap NAS business from start-up to market leader. He also held senior management positions with Viewsonic, Packard Bell and AST. Paterson earned a BA in Business Studies from Liverpool University.


For further information please contact:

Susan Merriman
Global Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel.: (303) 417-7110
Sharon Munday
Account Director
Tel: +44 (0) 7787 566382

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for small and midsized businesses. Tandberg Data offers a wide selection of storage solutions, ranging from disk-based appliances, such as the RDX® QuikStor™, the DPS1000™Series™ VTL and DPS2000™ network-attached data protection, to automated tape solutions like the Tandberg Data StorageLoader™ and StorageLibrary™ Series. Tandberg Data also offers tape drives, based on the LTO™, DAT, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms and media. The company’s easy-to-use deduplication software, AccuGuard™, provides additional value to customers. A worldwide technical service and support network maintains all Tandberg Data solutions, and provides on-site service upgrades. Tandberg Data solutions work with all major operating systems and software applications.

Tandberg Data markets its solutions exclusively through a global channel of qualified resellers and distributors, and partners with major OEM server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

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Tandberg Data StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS2000, VXA, SLR, RDX QuikStor and AccuGuard are trademarks of Tandberg Data. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM, and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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