(Chatsworth, California--November 4, 2009) JMR Electronics, Inc., the leading value provider of scalable storage systems for video and data intensive applications, has appointed Chuck McMakin Vice President of Business Development and Sales. Mr. McMakin, formerly the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CommandSoft Inc., adds to the company's executive team as it continues its growth and expansion in the US and abroad.
Mr. McMakin's responsibilities will include overall sales management, developing strategic relationships with technology partners, client needs assessment, and solution set definition and development. "We are delighted to have Chuck join JMR's executive team," stated Josef Rabinovitz, President and CEO of JMR Electronics. "Chuck's vast expertise and understanding of storage and software technology coupled with his comprehension of the digital post production market dynamics and extensive experience in developing successful organizations further strengthens our commitment in establishing our worldwide presence as a global leader of innovative storage solutions."
"I look forward to leveraging my technical, sales and product marketing background in helping to move the company forward," added Mr. McMakin. "The digital media related industries are now focusing on how application specific storage and networking technologies can be integrated to leverage workflow processes to meet specific business needs. To this end, my initial focus is to support JMR in the development and cultivation of market and channel opportunities that will maximize revenue growth and margin expansion for JMR's storage solutions."
At CommandSoft, Mr. McMakin oversaw all sales efforts and successfully built and nurtured a strong reseller channel while simultaneously growing their direct business volumes in the storage area network (SAN) markets. As Vice President of Product Operations at Tsunami Visual Technologies, a manufacturer of high-end amusement attractions, he consistently exceeded revenue and budget expectations. During his tenure as Product Marketing Manager at Global VR, Mr. McMakin managed marketing and strategic planning efforts for all products, including the launch of Electronic Arts Sports PGA Tour Golf game and the related tournament network. His efforts resulted in unit volumes reaching annual forecasts in just three months. As Co-Founder and Director of Sales and Customer Support for silicon valley based HyperWare, Mr. McMakin helped to secure venture funding and successfully negotiated exclusive licenses to produce and market out-of-home entertainment products. While there, he developed and instituted a channel program involving over 100 domestic and international distribution partners.
About JMR Electronics, Inc.
JMR is the leading value provider of scalable storage systems for performance, capacity and availability driven applications in the government, rich media, VOD, video surveillance and Web 2.0 markets. As a pioneering leader in high performance RAID storage technologies since 1982, JMR's complete line of BlueStor PeSAN DAS, NAS and SAN solutions are ideal for nearly every IT and video production need. For more information about JMR or the BlueStor product line, visit http://www.jmr.com