Monday, April 13, 2009
Lantronix Appoints Jeff Kost to Executive Team as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Former SanDisk Executive Brings Nearly 20 Years of Tech-Industry Sales Experience to Networking Company
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading provider of secure, remote management, device networking and data center management technologies, today announced the newest addition to its executive team with the appointment of Jeff Kost as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Kost brings almost two decades of sales experience to his new role at Lantronix, in which he'll be responsible for further attracting large enterprise customers.
Prior to Lantronix, Kost served 11 years at flash memory data and storage provider SanDisk. There he held several positions, implementing and driving strategic sales initiatives aimed at well-recognized original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Nokia. Most recently, Kost served as the senior vice president and general manager of SanDisk's Mobile Consumer Solutions Division. In his general manager role, Kost also spearheaded the sale of all mobile products through retail channels, as well as product marketing and management.
"We needed a smart, seasoned sales professional that knows how to lead a sales force and attract and engage large corporations to expand our customer base," said Jerry Chase, CEO of Lantronix. "We feel fortunate to have someone of Jeff's caliber join our executive team."
"Lantronix' innovative products and leadership in the device networking and remote management space were appealing attributes," said Jeff Kost. "Coupled with a dedicated team and incredible market potential, I'm thrilled to use my professional experience to propel this remarkable company ahead."
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Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Its solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely connect and control electronic equipment via the Internet; provide secure remote access to firewall-protected equipment; and enable remote management of IT equipment over the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com
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