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Cleversafe Appoints Greg Palinckx Global Systems Engineering Leader

September 10, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Cleversafe, Inc., the industry-leading object-based storage provider, announced that Greg Palinckx has joined the organization as vice president of Systems Engineering, reporting to Jeff Giannetti, senior vice president of Global Sales. Palinckx comes to Cleversafe from NetApp and will lead systems engineering and pre-sales technical support.

"Our customers are the heart of our business and we are committed to providing them with the best storage solution to meet their unique business needs," said John Morris, president and CEO, Cleversafe. "Greg's experience leading systems engineering teams to help drive business growth and customer satisfaction will help us continue to advance our sales and IT development efforts and we are excited to have him join our executive leadership team."

Palinckx has over 25 years of experience driving technical sales growth, operations improvement and cross-organization collaboration. He most recently served as senior director of Systems Engineering for the Western U.S. area for NetApp where he led the technical team through a significant organizational merger and drove improvements in tools and processes while decreasing team attrition. Prior to this position, Palinckx held senior roles leading the technical team in the Central U.S. and later the Americas Commercial team. In these roles, he achieved significant net new account acquisition and increased team productivity while maintaining focus on team development and customer success. Before NetApp, Palinckx spent more than 10 years in various software development, support, data center operations and leadership roles in the oil and gas industry in the U.S. and Europe.

Working closely with key executives from the sales and marketing teams, Palinckx is responsible for the development and management of the long-term strategic plan for the systems engineering team at Cleversafe. To drive this effort, he is leading a team of systems engineers who architect Cleversafe solutions that align with the business needs of customers. As vice president of Systems Engineering, Palinckx will help accelerate business growth by clearly defining and developing roles, processes and initiatives designed to improve every phase of the deployment/customer life cycle.

"Object Storage is among the most exciting areas in storage today, and Cleversafe has set the bar for innovation in the space," said Palinckx. "The opportunity to be part of Cleversafe's vision was one I couldn't pass up, and I am eager to lead the development of a world class systems engineering organization that exceeds the expectations of our customer and partner communities." About Cleversafe, Inc. Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves Petabyte-and-beyond big data storage problems. This solution reduces 65 percent or more of the storage cost from the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at sales@cleversafe.com.

Keywords for this news article include: Cleversafe, Cleversafe Inc., Engineering.

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