Gigamon Appoints John Kispert to Board of Directors Company Expands Board of Directors With Networking Industry Leader
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon® (NYSE: GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric™, today announced the appointment of John Kispert, CEO of Spansion, to its board of directors. Kispert has also been appointed as a member of the company's Audit Committee.
"We are delighted to have John join our team," said Corey Mulloy, chairman of the Gigamon Board of Directors. "John's extensive industry knowledge and his broad executive experience as a veteran of the networking and information technology industry will enable him to provide strategic insight and a unique independent perspective to complement the strengths of our existing board members. He will be a great addition and we welcome him to the Gigamon board."
Mr. Kispert has served as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Spansion, Inc., a global leader of embedded systems solutions, since February 2009. Kispert has a broad background spanning executive, financial and operational roles. Prior to joining Spansion, Kispert spent 13 years in a number of finance and operational roles at KLA-Tencor including president, chief operations officer and chief financial officer. Prior to KLA-Tencor, Kispert held several senior management positions with IBM. Kispert holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Grinnell College and a M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
"I'm pleased to join the Gigamon board of directors," said Kispert. "The company has experienced immense growth over the past few years and has an impressive history of innovation. Their unique approach to the network traffic visibility market should serve them well as they take their momentum forward. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and insight, and working with the Gigamon team."
About the Visibility Fabric architecture
At Gigamon we realized that delivering the visibility essential to manage, analyze and secure the complex system that is the IT infrastructure requires a new approach. With millions of traffic flows across thousands of endpoints, visibility needs to be pervasive, intelligent and dynamic. Using our patented, unique technology, we created an innovative new approach for delivering this visibility called the Visibility Fabric architecture. This new approach is intelligent and versatile in its ability to enable visibility into the network. For more information visit http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric.
Gigamon provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with pervasive and dynamic intelligent visibility of traffic across both physical and virtual environments without affecting the performance or stability of the production network. Through patented technologies and centralized management, the Gigamon GigaVUE portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to management, analysis, compliance and security tools. With over eight years' experience designing and building traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon solutions are deployed globally across vertical markets including over half of the Fortune 100 and many government and federal agencies. www.gigamon.com
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