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Panasas appoints Brian Peterson as chief operating officer

Panasas announced today that industry veteran Brian Peterson has been named chief operating officer. He joins an executive team helmed by Panasas CEO Tom Shea, who had been COO for six years before becoming chief executive in September 2020. 

Peterson has more than 25 years of technology experience in sales, marketing, business and corporate development roles. In a diverse career highlighted by a variety of operational and executive assignments, he has held roles as SVP of sales and marketing, vice president of business development, and vice president of international operations. In the latter role, he ran EMEA for Emulex.

‘Brian’s broad experience in delivering new and enhanced products to market will help us expand our footprint with strategic partners and guide key product enhancements as we continue to deliver the industry’s most adaptable HPC storage solution to our global customer base,’ said Shea.

Peterson comments: ‘Joining the Panasas team to chart the next stage of the company’s growth is an exciting step in my career. I will lean on my background and relationships established in the technology industry, working with customers, partners, and alliances, to help deliver breakthroughs in research and innovation, and ultimately, transformational outcomes.’



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