CIARA Appoints a New Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development

CIARA appoints a new Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development

Ciara announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Cachat to the position of Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development

Montreal, Canada, Aug 4, 2011

Global IT Solution provider Ciara today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cachat to the position of Director, Global Channel Sales and Business Development. With more than 10 years’ experience in the high performance computing (HPC) industry, Mr. Cachat will be responsible for leading the expansion of Ciara HPC product sales by developing new customers and driving growth in the company’s distribution channel; including VARs, ISVs and System Integrator partners.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join Ciara, bringing his extensive background of experience program management in the technologies industry and more particularly in the High Performance Computing segment,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice-president of Sales and Marketing at Ciara. “It’s an exciting time in the HPC market. Ciara bleeding edge personal and datacenter cluster aligned with the growth and unprecedented interest in extreme computing from digital manufacturing to financial services or research centers around the world will help our partner channel to expand their presence and offerings in the high performance computing marketplace.”

Prior to joining Ciara, Mr. Cachat spent eight years with Cray Inc., recently serving as Senior Program Manager for the company’s line of CX Cluster Products and before that as Senior Project Manager in the company’s Engineering Division. Before joining Cray Inc., Mr. Cachat was an information technology consultant with IBM’s Global Services division and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota.

“Ciara provides one of the most extensive HPC lineups in the industry and some very unique products such as the NEXXUS line of Personal Cluster or Future TITAN Liquid Cooled GPU,” said Cachat. “Ciara systems enable the manufacturing, energy, life sciences, media, research and scientific industry to accelerate time to market and reduce cost of development or simulation.

About CIARA:

Ciara is a leading global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses (‘‘SMBs’’), large enterprises (Top 1000) and the public sectors including local, regional and national government, defense and education in local, national and international geographies. Ciara designs, develops, markets, services and supports a variety of systems ranging from personal computers to mobile devices (Laptops and Tablets), industry standard servers (Atlas rack-mount or tower servers), Telco and Carrier Grade Servers and appliances, High Performance Computing systems including the pedestal NEXXUS® Personal Cluster, the acclaimed VXRACK® high density blade server, FUSION-1200® SMP Server and the Atlas X Series high density Rackmount server, Magma Networked or Direct attached storage, Kronos high-end workstations and our latest TITAN GPU servers. Ciara also offers a comprehensive suite of lifecycle management and OEM/ODM services, including solution design, engineering, manufacturing outsourcing, integration control, global logistics, support and maintenance. Founded in 1984, Ciara is located in a 576,000 Sqft. (53,500 M2) building (headquarter and primary manufacturing site) in Montreal, Canada plus additional offices in Canada (Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa) and the United States (Boston, Minneapolis and Phoenix). For more information, visit the company’s website at We are proud to be recognized by Intel as an “Channel Partner Premier Member”.

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