Network Appliance Receives Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award from Stanford Business School Alumni
Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 9, 2006 -- Network Appliance,
Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was honored at a dinner last night as the 2006
Entrepreneurial Company of the Year by the Peninsula Chapter of the
Stanford Business School Alumni Association. Dan Warmenhoven, CEO
of Network Appliance, accepted the award on the company's behalf.
"As a company founded in the Valley, we take
great pride in the entrepreneurial spirit of our roots and the
drive to innovate and sense of community that reside in many Valley
companies," said Warmenhoven. "We are honored to receive this
award, because it represents all the employees of NetApp and the
personal and individual ownership we take in building and
sustaining a model company."
About the ENCORE Award
In the late 1970s, the Peninsula Chapter of the Stanford Business
School Alumni Association saw an opportunity to recognize the
entrepreneurial spirit of the companies that were springing up in
Silicon Valley. The chapter created the Entrepreneur of the Year
(ENCORE) Award, and the first honor was given to the CEO of
California Microwave in 1978. After five years of honoring CEOs of
innovative companies, it became clear that a company's success is
based on the contributions of many people rather than one
individual, so the award was changed to the Entrepreneurial Company
of the Year. The ENCORE Award has been presented every year since
1978, and Apple was the first company to receive the honor twice-in
1982, and again 23 years later in 2005.
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 simplify data management. Information about Network
Appliance™ solutions and services is available at
Network Appliance, Inc.