Bill Sickler Named New President & CEO of Caspian Networks

Executive Known for Team Building and Operational Excellence Appointed

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Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Caspian Networks, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Caspian Networks, Inc. is
 pleased to announce Silicon Valley networking executive Bill Sickler has been
 appointed the company's new president and CEO.
     Sickler was most recently President and CEO of publicly traded
 Gadzoox Networks, a manufacturer of storage network hubs and switches, from
 1996 through 2000.  He led the company from near-inception through IPO on the
 Nasdaq in 1999.  In 1992, Sickler was brought in as president and CEO to turn
 around network management vendor Network Computing, which tripled its revenue
 under his guidance.  The company was acquired by Seagate in 1996.  Previously,
 Sickler spent twelve years with networking products and services provider
 Ungermann-Bass in a number of roles, including chief operating officer and
 other operational vice president/director positions.  Sickler has served on
 the boards of privately held Industrial Networking Inc. and publicly held
 Savoir Technology.  He has an MBA in Finance from University of California,
 Berkeley and a BSE from Princeton University, and also served as captain of
 Princeton's varsity basketball team from 1970-71.
     Sickler is respected for his operational abilities and his emphasis on
 team building.  He's regarded by colleagues as personable, responsible and
 focused on execution.
     "Caspian Networks has all the ingredients for success -- a groundbreaking
 technology, a top-notch engineering team, an exciting product close to
 completion, cash in the bank and existing customer relationships.  Heads turn
 every time the company introduces its technology to a new prospect; I'm
 focused on ensuring Caspian delivers on the promise of this breakthrough
 product that customers find so impressive," said Sickler.
     Sickler's appointment concludes a review by Caspian Networks'
 board of directors to replace former Caspian CEO and President Grahame Rance,
 who left the company earlier this month.
 
     About Caspian Networks
     Caspian Networks is a new Internet infrastructure company designing a
 breakthrough new generation of equipment for the heart of the largest networks
 in the world -- the service provider networks upon which the Internet is
 based.  Caspian's new products will allow service providers to do more with
 their networks than previously thought possible.  Caspian was incorporated in
 1999 by Internet founder Dr. Lawrence Roberts.  The company currently has more
 than 300 employees and offices in San Jose, California; Minneapolis,
 Minnesota; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Washington D.C.  The
 company will launch its products in 2001.
     For more information, visit Caspian Networks' web site at
 www.caspiannetworks.com.
 
 

SOURCE Caspian Networks, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Caspian Networks, Inc. is
 pleased to announce Silicon Valley networking executive Bill Sickler has been
 appointed the company's new president and CEO.
     Sickler was most recently President and CEO of publicly traded
 Gadzoox Networks, a manufacturer of storage network hubs and switches, from
 1996 through 2000.  He led the company from near-inception through IPO on the
 Nasdaq in 1999.  In 1992, Sickler was brought in as president and CEO to turn
 around network management vendor Network Computing, which tripled its revenue
 under his guidance.  The company was acquired by Seagate in 1996.  Previously,
 Sickler spent twelve years with networking products and services provider
 Ungermann-Bass in a number of roles, including chief operating officer and
 other operational vice president/director positions.  Sickler has served on
 the boards of privately held Industrial Networking Inc. and publicly held
 Savoir Technology.  He has an MBA in Finance from University of California,
 Berkeley and a BSE from Princeton University, and also served as captain of
 Princeton's varsity basketball team from 1970-71.
     Sickler is respected for his operational abilities and his emphasis on
 team building.  He's regarded by colleagues as personable, responsible and
 focused on execution.
     "Caspian Networks has all the ingredients for success -- a groundbreaking
 technology, a top-notch engineering team, an exciting product close to
 completion, cash in the bank and existing customer relationships.  Heads turn
 every time the company introduces its technology to a new prospect; I'm
 focused on ensuring Caspian delivers on the promise of this breakthrough
 product that customers find so impressive," said Sickler.
     Sickler's appointment concludes a review by Caspian Networks'
 board of directors to replace former Caspian CEO and President Grahame Rance,
 who left the company earlier this month.
 
     About Caspian Networks
     Caspian Networks is a new Internet infrastructure company designing a
 breakthrough new generation of equipment for the heart of the largest networks
 in the world -- the service provider networks upon which the Internet is
 based.  Caspian's new products will allow service providers to do more with
 their networks than previously thought possible.  Caspian was incorporated in
 1999 by Internet founder Dr. Lawrence Roberts.  The company currently has more
 than 300 employees and offices in San Jose, California; Minneapolis,
 Minnesota; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Washington D.C.  The
 company will launch its products in 2001.
     For more information, visit Caspian Networks' web site at
 www.caspiannetworks.com.
 
 SOURCE  Caspian Networks, Inc.