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December 14, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 10 -- LNXI (Linux Networx, Inc.), an award-winning provider of Linux-based, production-ready High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, is pleased to announce that the company has promoted Bryan Koehler from Corporate Controller to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
"We're delighted to have Bryan Koehler in the role of CFO at this critical moment in the history of HPC," said LNXI CEO Jack Kenney. "His extensive financial management experience is a great complement to the executive management team at Linux Networx."
Mr. Koehler will oversee the worldwide finance, accounting, and IT functions of Linux Networx. He has experience working with many notable high technology companies, preparing them for and taking them through their initial public offerings, securing private equity funding, and implementing policies and procedures including the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley.
Prior to working for LNXI, Koehler was Corporate Controller for Altiris, Inc. (recently acquired by Symantec, Inc.), where he assisted in the initial and secondary public stock offerings and helped manage several acquisitions. Koehler held previous financial management positions with Handspring, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. (later acquired by Palm, Inc.) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in San Jose, Calif. During his tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Koehler provided auditing and consulting services to many high technology companies, with an emphasis in the software and Internet industries.
Mr. Koehler holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy, Professional Accountancy degree from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA.
LNXI provides comprehensive high-performance computing (HPC) solutions that enable companies in the aerospace, automotive, government, heavy manufacturing and oil and gas sectors to reach their business-critical goals faster. The LNXI focus is architecting, delivering and supporting HPC cluster solutions based on the customer's unique business and technical requirements. LNXI employs Validated Performance Engineering to ensure all system components are optimized and fully tested, resulting in a production-ready cluster that is up and running in hours -- not weeks. By accelerating the time to productive use and supporting customers throughout the product lifecycle, LNXI clusters enable greater scientific and engineering productivity and performance, faster innovation, and increased competitive advantage.
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