Kevin Wagner Joins Diablo Technologies as Marketing VP

Adds enterprise product marketing leadership for Memory Channel Storage™

May 07, 2013, 08:03 ET from Diablo Technologies Inc.

OTTAWA, Canada, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Technologies, a proven innovator in memory system interface products, today announced Kevin Wagner has joined its executive team as Vice President of Marketing.  Wagner's nearly 20 years' experience and leadership in product marketing, program management and strategic alliances, primarily in enterprise markets, further expands the talents of the Diablo executive organization.


Wagner comes to Diablo from OCZ Technology, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives for computing devices and systems, where he served as Vice President, Product and Program Management and developed market strategy for Enterprise SSDs and acceleration software products. Wagner previously worked at Advanced Micro Devices, where he forged strategic GPU and software alliances with multiple Tier-1 companies and system OEMs, including development of a complete 64-bit device driver ecosystem for AMD's industry-standard x86-64 instruction set.  He established and directed the vertical market software organization for AMD, successfully building business relationships with Fortune 500 enterprises in financial services, manufacturing, telco and other vertical market segments.  Prior to AMD, Wagner held management positions at ATI Technologies and SEGA. Wagner holds a B.S. degree in economics with a minor in computer science from California State University, Sacramento.

"Kevin's experience driving successful marketing strategies in the enterprise product marketplace and his software-oriented background make him an ideal choice to lead those initiatives here at Diablo," said Riccardo Badalone, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diablo Technologies. "His addition to Diablo's executive team further strengthens the company as we expand our market focus and customer development. We look forward to tapping Kevin's knowledge and energy as we prepare to launch our groundbreaking Memory Channel Storage architecture and product platform."

"The enterprise market is at a critical inflection point in balancing heavy computational power with high-performance, low latency storage systems, while lowering capital and operational expenses," said Wagner.  "It's extremely exciting to join Diablo as we solve this challenge in the enterprise with a new storage architecture that provides both exceptional performance and disruptive economics in addressing these requirements in key growth market segments."

About Diablo Technologies
Founded in 2003, Diablo is successfully delivering products that enhance the performance and capability of memory system designs.  Diablo's innovative Memory Channel Storage technology platform is leveraging the disruptive capability of NAND-flash and future Non-Volatile Memory technologies to enable increased levels of application performance supported by a new class of enterprise server and storage system designs. The Diablo executive management team, now developing its third family of memory interface solutions, has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, Matrox Graphics, Goal Semiconductor, BroadTel Communications, ENQ Semiconductor, IceFyre Semiconductor, MosaidTechologies and Huawei.

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