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Cray Appoints Skip Richardson Vice President of Business Development for Custom Engineering
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 it."

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