Kasenna Names Panasonic Executive to Lead Worldwide Sales Team

Warren Allgyer Named VP of Worldwide Sales for Kasenna and Will Lead

The Company's Efforts in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East

And Asia



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kasenna, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kasenna, Inc., today
 announced the appointment of Warren Allgyer as vice president of its Worldwide
 Sales division.  In addition, the company has added new sales management in
 Asia, building upon its existing global sales management team in the Americas,
 Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
     "Our current and prospective customer base is truly international," said
 Mark Gray, chairman and CEO of Kasenna.  "In searching for our Worldwide Sales
 division leader, it was essential that we identified someone with not only a
 proven track record in domestic sales and support, but also with an
 understanding of the complexities of selling to an international audience, and
 a solid foundation in our technology and the industry.  In Warren Allgyer,
 we've hit pay dirt in all of these requirements."
     "I've been in this business more than three decades, and I've seen video
 evolve from being an exclusive and expensive tool, to something that's widely
 available," said Allgyer.  "With the Internet, video delivery is now even more
 affordable and accessible, I believe Kasenna is uniquely poised to become the
 clear leader in providing the video delivery technology for streaming
 applications whether it's in the enterprise, over IP networks, or even
 wireless devices.  In short, that's why I'm here."
     Allgyer brings to Kasenna extensive management experience from the video
 and television broadcast industry.  He served as president and chief operating
 officer of the Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company.  In this
 role, he expanded the company's reach from broadcasting into new enterprise
 and professional markets.  Prior to this, he served as vice president for
 Panasonic's System Solutions division where he was responsible for the
 creation and operation of the business unit, which sold and implemented
 turnkey system solutions.  From 1993-1997, Allgyer oversaw all aspects of
 Panasonic's multi-million dollar sponsorship of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
     Prior to working for Panasonic, Allgyer served as vice president of
 operations and engineering for Chronicle Broadcasting Company in San
 Francisco, California.  In this role, he managed engineering, operations, and
 capital planning for five VHF television stations of the Chronicle
 Broadcasting Company.  In addition, he held management positions at NBC
 Television Network in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City.
     In addition to announcing the appointment of Allgyer, Kasenna also
 announced the appointment of Preston Lau as director of Asia Pacific
 Operations, adding to the company's global sales management team.  Lau joins
 Kasenna from ADC Telecommunications, Inc., where he was managing director of
 Asia Pacific operations and directed market strategy and planning for the
 company in the region.  Previously, he worked at Silicon Graphics, Inc., (SGI)
 where he was responsible for the company's business and market development in
 the Asia Pacific region, and at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he managed a
 team of sales managers focused on selling server-based solutions.  Lau joins
 Kasenna's Worldwide Sales team that includes Thomas Stanley, director of sales
 for the Americas, and Colin Morrison, director of sales for Europe, the Middle
 East and Africa.
 
     About Kasenna, Inc.
     Kasenna, Inc. delivers broadband infrastructure software that enables
 network service providers, content providers and enterprises to build
 commercial-grade streaming media networks and applications.  Over
 1000 customers worldwide use the company's software technology for streaming
 media network deployments, media archiving and browsing, distance learning and
 corporate communications applications.  Kasenna was founded in January 2000
 with funding from U.S. Venture Partners, Alloy Ventures, Entertainment Media
 Ventures and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Kasenna, pronounced [kah-SEN-ah], is
 headquartered in Mountain View, California.  Kasenna, together with Apple,
 Cisco, IBM, Philips and Sun, is a founding member of the Internet Streaming
 Media Alliance.  The company may be accessed internationally at
 www.kasenna.com.
 
 

SOURCE Kasenna, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kasenna, Inc., today
 announced the appointment of Warren Allgyer as vice president of its Worldwide
 Sales division.  In addition, the company has added new sales management in
 Asia, building upon its existing global sales management team in the Americas,
 Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
     "Our current and prospective customer base is truly international," said
 Mark Gray, chairman and CEO of Kasenna.  "In searching for our Worldwide Sales
 division leader, it was essential that we identified someone with not only a
 proven track record in domestic sales and support, but also with an
 understanding of the complexities of selling to an international audience, and
 a solid foundation in our technology and the industry.  In Warren Allgyer,
 we've hit pay dirt in all of these requirements."
     "I've been in this business more than three decades, and I've seen video
 evolve from being an exclusive and expensive tool, to something that's widely
 available," said Allgyer.  "With the Internet, video delivery is now even more
 affordable and accessible, I believe Kasenna is uniquely poised to become the
 clear leader in providing the video delivery technology for streaming
 applications whether it's in the enterprise, over IP networks, or even
 wireless devices.  In short, that's why I'm here."
     Allgyer brings to Kasenna extensive management experience from the video
 and television broadcast industry.  He served as president and chief operating
 officer of the Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company.  In this
 role, he expanded the company's reach from broadcasting into new enterprise
 and professional markets.  Prior to this, he served as vice president for
 Panasonic's System Solutions division where he was responsible for the
 creation and operation of the business unit, which sold and implemented
 turnkey system solutions.  From 1993-1997, Allgyer oversaw all aspects of
 Panasonic's multi-million dollar sponsorship of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
     Prior to working for Panasonic, Allgyer served as vice president of
 operations and engineering for Chronicle Broadcasting Company in San
 Francisco, California.  In this role, he managed engineering, operations, and
 capital planning for five VHF television stations of the Chronicle
 Broadcasting Company.  In addition, he held management positions at NBC
 Television Network in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City.
     In addition to announcing the appointment of Allgyer, Kasenna also
 announced the appointment of Preston Lau as director of Asia Pacific
 Operations, adding to the company's global sales management team.  Lau joins
 Kasenna from ADC Telecommunications, Inc., where he was managing director of
 Asia Pacific operations and directed market strategy and planning for the
 company in the region.  Previously, he worked at Silicon Graphics, Inc., (SGI)
 where he was responsible for the company's business and market development in
 the Asia Pacific region, and at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he managed a
 team of sales managers focused on selling server-based solutions.  Lau joins
 Kasenna's Worldwide Sales team that includes Thomas Stanley, director of sales
 for the Americas, and Colin Morrison, director of sales for Europe, the Middle
 East and Africa.
 
     About Kasenna, Inc.
     Kasenna, Inc. delivers broadband infrastructure software that enables
 network service providers, content providers and enterprises to build
 commercial-grade streaming media networks and applications.  Over
 1000 customers worldwide use the company's software technology for streaming
 media network deployments, media archiving and browsing, distance learning and
 corporate communications applications.  Kasenna was founded in January 2000
 with funding from U.S. Venture Partners, Alloy Ventures, Entertainment Media
 Ventures and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Kasenna, pronounced [kah-SEN-ah], is
 headquartered in Mountain View, California.  Kasenna, together with Apple,
 Cisco, IBM, Philips and Sun, is a founding member of the Internet Streaming
 Media Alliance.  The company may be accessed internationally at
 www.kasenna.com.
 
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