SAN JOSE, CA – January 23, 2013 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the appointment of Wayne B. Eisenberg as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Eisenberg joins OCZ with over 20 years in sales management and a proven track record for growing corporate revenue and successfully transforming global businesses. He spent 16 years at SMART Modular Technologies, a developer of memory and solid-state storage subsystems, where he held various sales management positions including 9 years as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Communications.
“We are very excited that Wayne has joined our team as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and believe that his drive, integrity and knowledge of solid-state storage will provide immediate benefits to our Company,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO of OCZ Technology. “As our Company continues to evolve, having this level of executive talent and proven track record for success will help us achieve the sales goals that we seek during this next phase of OCZ’s growth.”
Prior to joining OCZ, Eisenberg served as Vice President of Sales for Leyden Energy Inc, a developer of Lithium-ion-based energy storage solutions. Prior to his employment with SMART Modular, Eisenberg was an Area Sales Manager in the Computer Systems Division at Toshiba America selling portable computing products for the enterprise where he doubled business growth in this area. He also served as a District Manager for GRID Systems selling industrial portable computing solutions.
“Joining OCZ is a great opportunity for me as the Company is highly regarded for its extensive SSD portfolio for consumer and enterprise markets, as well as its industry-leading performance, and technological innovations,” said Wayne B. Eisenberg. “I’m very excited to be part of this evolving Company and feel that we can propel the global sales operation to new heights, expand our enterprise and OEM footprint, and increase our overall market penetration throughout the world.”
Eisenberg holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University at Chico with a minor in Business Administration.