(March 15, 2000)
Milpitas, CA - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a leading manufacturer
of automated library solutions for enterprise storage, announced today
that Robert W. Riland III has joined the company as Vice President of
Marketing and Business Development. He will report to J. Richard Ellis,
President and CEO.
Mr. Riland comes to DISC with over 14 years of marketing
and sales experience in the high tech industry with an emphasis on data
storage over the last 3 years. In his most recent role as Vice President
of Sales at Maxoptix Corporation, Mr. Riland was responsible for the company's
fastest-growing business groups with annual revenues of more than $30
million. During 6 years as a senior marketing and sales executive at U-tron
Technologies, Riland drove the company sales from a run rate of $6 million
to over $150 million per year. While at Acer America and AST Computers,
he managed products and marketing programs that helped both companies
achieve year-to-year growth rates exceeding 60%.
Company President and CEO, J. Richard Ellis continued,
"Looking ahead, there is tremendous growth potential for DISC in
the enterprise storage market. The opportunity to bring in an executive
of Robert Riland's caliber to spearhead our marketing and business development
efforts will accelerate our growth in the enterprise storage market. Riland's
marketing and sales experience in high-growth, dynamic environments rounds
out our executive team and will catapult DISC onto the high growth curve
of enterprise storage."
DISC Incorporated manufactures an extensive family of automated library
solutions for enterprise storage. DISC storage devices are designed and
built at their ISO 9001 certified plant in Milpitas, California. DISC
products range in capacity from 104 GBs to 5.4 TBs and are designed for
high performance and maximum reliability.
Customers seeking more information may reach DISC at
1-800-944-3472 or (408)934-7000. www.disc-storage.com