Network Appliance Appoints Edward Kozel to Board of Directors
Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 19, 2006 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Edward
Kozel, a member of the Yahoo! board of directors and CEO of cRight,
Inc., a developer of anti-piracy software, has joined the
NetApp® board of directors. Kozel's appointment adds the
eleventh member to the Network Appliance™ board.
"We are pleased to welcome Ed to the board of
directors," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance. "His
experience working with leading technology companies, including
Yahoo! and Cisco, coupled with his vast knowledge of the business
landscape, will lend itself to Network Appliance as we continue to
grow our leadership position in enterprise storage."
"I am honored to be appointed to the board of
directors of Network Appliance," said Kozel. "I look forward to
collaborating with this talented team to take the company to the
In addition to his board appointment at Yahoo!
and his position as CEO of cRight, Inc., Kozel has been a managing
member of Open Range Ventures, a venture capital firm, since
January 2000. Until 2002, he was a member of the board of directors
of Cisco Systems, Inc., where he worked for 11 years in a variety
of roles, including chief technology officer and senior vice
president of business development. Previously, Kozel held positions
at Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and SRI international, where he
participated in the early design and development of the Internet
Protocol (IP) model and TCP/IP, packet radio networks, and highly
distributed information systems.
Kozel also holds a board appointment with
Reuters Group PLC. He has a degree in electrical engineering from
the University of California, Davis.
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