Virtium Names Gary Drossel VP of Product Strategy

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In his new strategic role as VP of Product Strategy, Drossel will align the memory and SSD product roadmap to the market-driven needs of Virtium’s customers. Drossel has 22 years of product management, engineering and marketing experience in the embedded computing industry and has played an integral role in building SSD product portfolios.

Virtium Names Industry Veteran Gary Drossel as VP of Product Strategy

My expertise and partner relationships will help Virtium accelerate its DDR memory, USB, SD, PCIe and SATA SSD solutions to specifically meet multi-year deployment and usage model requirements unique to embedded applications.

Virtium Technology, Inc., a leading provider of storage and memory solutions for embedded systems, has named Gary Drossel its Vice President of Product Strategy. Drossel is responsible for developing Virtium’s product strategies and executing them through the management of the company’s memory and solid-state drive (SSD) product portfolio. In this strategic role, Drossel will also align the product roadmap to the market-driven needs of Virtium’s customers.

Drossel brings extensive knowledge and leadership abilities based on his 22 years of product management, engineering and marketing experience in the embedded computing industry. He played an integral role in building SSD product portfolios at STEC and as vice president of product planning at SiliconSystems, which is now the Solid State Storage Business Unit of Western Digital. Prior to SiliconSystems, Drossel held various engineering and marketing management positions with Pro-Log Corporation, which was acquired by Motorola Computer Group, and Parker Hannifin.

“I am thrilled to join Virtium at such an exciting time of transition in the embedded market,” said Drossel. “Today’s embedded systems designs are moving toward higher speed memory and away from traditional hard drive and CompactFlash storage. My expertise and partner relationships will help Virtium accelerate its DDR memory, USB, SD, PCIe and SATA SSD solutions to specifically meet multi-year deployment and usage model requirements unique to networking, industrial, medical and military applications.“

"We are singularly focused on enabling our customers with the right SSD and memory technologies that match their diverse applications," said Phu Hoang, Virtium CEO. "Our customers will benefit from Gary's insight and experience. His demonstrated leadership is a valuable addition to Virtium management team."

About Virtium

Virtium Technology is a solutions-driven provider of memory and storage products for OEMs in the networking, industrial, medical and military markets. Virtium combines first-to-market solutions with continuity of support for legacy products that meet the performance, workload and product deployment requirements of its customers.

Virtium is known as a memory and storage technology innovator. The company is a driving force in the continuous development of memory module and SSD advancements that deliver density, form factor, extended temperature, ruggedization and configuration improvements.

For more information on Virtium and its products, please visit http://www.virtium.com.

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