SEATTLE, WA, Apr 15, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced
the appointment of John "Skip" Richardson to the position of vice
president of business development for the company's custom
engineering team. With more than 20 years of business development
experience in the technology and aerospace industries, Richardson
will be responsible for promoting Cray's custom engineering solutions
to government agencies, commercial customers and systems integrators.
"Our custom engineering efforts are focused on leveraging our
supercomputing technology, experience and innovation and tailoring
these into computing, storage and consulting solutions designed to
meet very specific customer needs," said Peter Ungaro, president and
CEO of Cray. "We are very excited to have Skip help us continue to
grow and expand in this important aspect of our business and add to
the overall strength of our leadership team."
Prior to joining Cray, Richardson served as vice president of
corporate business development at Sarnoff, Inc., a subsidiary of SRI
International, where he was responsible for managing and growing
business-to-business and government contracts in research and
development for U.S. Department of Defense and commercial clients.
Prior to Sarnoff, Richardson held various business development roles
at Digimarc, IBM, Halliburton and Honeywell.
"Cray is expanding its custom engineering business to address high
performance computing needs not met through standard product
offerings, and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to promote the
company's expertise in this space," said Richardson. "This is an
exciting company and a great position, and I am looking forward to
leveraging my skills and applying my expertise to make the best of
About Cray Inc.
As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced
supercomputers and world-class services and support to government,
industry and academia. Cray technology enables scientists and
engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating
performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of
their most demanding applications. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing
vision will result in innovative next-generation products that
integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified
architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and
meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to
www.cray.com for more information.
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SOURCE: Cray Inc.