Network Appliance Appoints Alan L. Earhart to Board of Directors
Sunnyvale, Calif. - December 14, 2004
-- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in
advanced networked storage solutions for today's data-intensive
enterprise, today announced that Alan L. Earhart, Silicon Valley
Office former managing partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has
joined its board of directors. Earhart's appointment brings the
number on the Network Appliance board to nine.
"We are pleased to welcome Alan to the board
of directors," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance. "His
breadth of experience with numerous high-profile technology
companies will help Network Appliance as we continue to enhance our
leadership position in enterprise storage."
"It is an honor to be a part of the board of
directors of a leading company like Network Appliance," said
Earhart. "I am excited to help the company reach its next level of
success and begin working with its incredibly talented management
team and board members."
Much of Earhart's distinguished career in
Silicon Valley has been spent in various positions at Coopers &
Lybrand, including San Francisco regional managing partner, San
Jose Office managing partner, technical consulting partner, and
chairman of Coopers & Lybrand's National Venture Capital
Industry Group. During his time at PwC, Earhart served such clients
as Ampex, Cisco, Convergent Technologies, Legato, Polycom, and
Varian Inc. Earhart currently serves as chairman of the audit
committee on the boards of Quantum Corporation, Foundry Networks,
and Monolithic Power Systems.
Earhart has a bachelor of science degree in
certified public accounting from the University of Oregon.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services
is available at www.netapp.com.
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