Chaparral Adds Storage Icon Jesse Aweida to Its Board of Directors

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Chaparral Network Storage, Inc.

    LONGMONT, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Chaparral Network Storage, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent storage
 networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Jesse Aweida to its
 Board of Directors.  As a member of Chaparral's board, Mr. Aweida will work
 closely with the rest of Chaparral's board members with regard to strategic
 financial, technological and product-related programs.  Aweida brings to
 Chaparral invaluable experience and successes from 35 years in the storage
 industry.
     "Jesse and I have been colleagues for many years, all the way back to the
 late 1960s at IBM," said Gary Allison, chairman and CEO of Chaparral.  "We are
 delighted and honored to have Jesse on our team.  Chaparral will benefit by
 what Jesse brings to the company because of his broad range of expertise and
 proven track record."
     "Jesse Aweida is a highly regarded leader in the storage industry.  His
 entrepreneurial mindset and his substantial record of successes in our
 industry are truly remarkable.  We are very pleased he is joining our growing
 company," said Victor Perez, president and COO, Chaparral Network Storage,
 Inc.
     Mr. Aweida was a founder of Storage Technology Corporation (STK) and
 served as its president, chairman, and chief executive officer.  After leaving
 Storage Technology in 1985, he continued his career in the storage product
 area by starting Aweida Systems, which he merged with Aspen Peripherals, a
 storage product company.  In 1988 he sold Aspen Peripherals and started Aweida
 Ventures, an active Boulder County venture capital group.  He now serves as
 chairman of Aweida Ventures and is also co-founder, chairman and principal
 investor at Benchmark Tape Systems Corporation.
 
     About Chaparral Network Storage, Inc.
     Chaparral is a leading provider of high performance products that
 accelerate the movement of data between networked storage devices.  Chaparral
 is focused primarily on developing products for use in the emerging market for
 SANs.  Chaparral's Intelligent Storage Routers facilitate the interconnection
 of SANs with existing SCSI-based servers and storage systems.  Chaparral's
 external RAID controllers distribute data across multiple hard disk drives to
 increase data transfer speeds and deliver fault tolerance.  Chaparral's
 products are designed to provide a high level of performance, availability and
 functionality.
     For additional information about Chaparral Network Storage, Inc. and their
 products call:  Headquarters:  303.845.3200, Western Region:  408.264.1285,
 European Office:  44 1256-782751 or 44 1344-302200 or visit our web site at
 www.chaparralnet.com.
 
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    LONGMONT, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Chaparral Network Storage, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent storage
 networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Jesse Aweida to its
 Board of Directors.  As a member of Chaparral's board, Mr. Aweida will work
 closely with the rest of Chaparral's board members with regard to strategic
 financial, technological and product-related programs.  Aweida brings to
 Chaparral invaluable experience and successes from 35 years in the storage
 industry.
     "Jesse and I have been colleagues for many years, all the way back to the
 late 1960s at IBM," said Gary Allison, chairman and CEO of Chaparral.  "We are
 delighted and honored to have Jesse on our team.  Chaparral will benefit by
 what Jesse brings to the company because of his broad range of expertise and
 proven track record."
     "Jesse Aweida is a highly regarded leader in the storage industry.  His
 entrepreneurial mindset and his substantial record of successes in our
 industry are truly remarkable.  We are very pleased he is joining our growing
 company," said Victor Perez, president and COO, Chaparral Network Storage,
 Inc.
     Mr. Aweida was a founder of Storage Technology Corporation (STK) and
 served as its president, chairman, and chief executive officer.  After leaving
 Storage Technology in 1985, he continued his career in the storage product
 area by starting Aweida Systems, which he merged with Aspen Peripherals, a
 storage product company.  In 1988 he sold Aspen Peripherals and started Aweida
 Ventures, an active Boulder County venture capital group.  He now serves as
 chairman of Aweida Ventures and is also co-founder, chairman and principal
 investor at Benchmark Tape Systems Corporation.
 
     About Chaparral Network Storage, Inc.
     Chaparral is a leading provider of high performance products that
 accelerate the movement of data between networked storage devices.  Chaparral
 is focused primarily on developing products for use in the emerging market for
 SANs.  Chaparral's Intelligent Storage Routers facilitate the interconnection
 of SANs with existing SCSI-based servers and storage systems.  Chaparral's
 external RAID controllers distribute data across multiple hard disk drives to
 increase data transfer speeds and deliver fault tolerance.  Chaparral's
 products are designed to provide a high level of performance, availability and
 functionality.
     For additional information about Chaparral Network Storage, Inc. and their
 products call:  Headquarters:  303.845.3200, Western Region:  408.264.1285,
 European Office:  44 1256-782751 or 44 1344-302200 or visit our web site at
 www.chaparralnet.com.
 
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