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Avocent Corporation’s Dudley Devore named a Top 75 Channel Executive by CMP’S VARBusiness Magazine
Huntsville, AL, March 21, 2005 — Avocent Corporation, (NASDAQ: AVCT) announced today that Dudley DeVore, senior vice president of branded markets — Americas, has been recognized by the editors of CMP Media’s VARBusiness as one of North America’s “Top 75 Executives” — a who’s who of the women and men minding the information technology (IT) distribution channels. DeVore was honored in the special March 21 “Partner Programs Guide” issue of the biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators.
“The 75 executives whom we’ve honored have demonstrated the deliberate, steadfast focus needed to grow both their own companies’ businesses and those of their loyal solution-provider partners,” says VARBusiness Publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. “They develop the successful programs that build business by effectively moving technology through the channel to end users.”
“It is not R&D and products alone that help make Avocent the leader, it’s the people like Dudley that give Avocent our leading position and market share,” said John Cooper CEO of Avocent. “We appreciate his leadership position in this company as we continue to grow into new markets.”
The “Top 75 Execs” list is based on information from IT analysts, sales figures, market share and accumulated knowledge. In addition to being published in the March 21 issue of VARBusiness magazine, the feature package and executive listing is posted to the Web at www.varbusiness.com.
About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 18 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine’s Web site at www.varbusiness.com.
About Avocent Corporation
Avocent Corporation is the leading supplier of connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, service providers and financial institutions worldwide. Branded products include KVM switching, extension, intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), remote access, wireless and video display solutions. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with the introduction and operation of a new product, risks associated with product design efforts, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, and risks related to OEM sales. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the Avocent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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