Iomega Corporation Appoints Dan Maurer to its Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2006 ¿ Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dan Maurer to serve as a member of the Company¿s Board, effective immediately.
Maurer brings to the Iomega Board more than 25 years of global brand marketing, sales, and general management experience, working for Procter & Gamble, The Campbell Soup Company, and currently at Intuit, where he is Vice President, Marketing. Maurer is filling the Board position vacated by Werner Heid, who resigned in February.
¿Mr. Maurer¿s extensive expertise in the areas of global marketing, branding and strategic planning, among others, will be of significant benefit to Iomega,¿ said Stephen David, Chairman of the Board. ¿We are very pleased to have him as a member of the Board of Directors.¿
At Intuit, Maurer is responsible for marketing the Turbo Tax brand. At Campbell¿s he served as head of strategy for the global sales organization, and head of strategy for Campbell¿s businesses in the U.S. During his tenure at P&G, including 15 years of international assignments, Maurer worked on strategic business development and successfully managed and marketed key brands, as well as developing new business models for the company. One of those models became Emmperative, an enterprise software company for which he was the chief executive officer.
Earlier in his career at P&G, Maurer managed leading brands throughout Europe, helping launch Always™ and Vidal Sassoon™, among others. He also drove significant growth for Pampers™ and Mr. Propre™ (Mr. Clean) in France, and for Crest™ and Ariel™ in Greece, while developing the European export business. As general manager of the European Attends™ business, he successfully doubled sales. Maurer holds a Bachelor¿s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Wisconsin.
¿Iomega has always been recognized for innovative storage solutions and a strong brand that resonates around the world,¿ said Maurer. ¿It¿s very exciting to be joining the Board at this important juncture as the Company plans new strategic initiatives with the goal of returning Iomega to sustained profitability.¿
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. Iomega's award-winning storage products include the Iomega® REV® 35GB drive, available in several computer interface models, as well as a 10-cartridge, one-drive automation product, the REV 1000 Autoloader, and the desktop form factor REV Loader 280; Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives; high-performance Iomega external hard drives and HDD solutions such as the Iomega StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive, the Iomega 1TB Desktop Hard Drive XL Series, the Iomega MiniMax USB 2.0/FireWire Desktop Hard Drive and the Iomega ScreenPlay™ Multimedia Drive; Iomega Mini USB Flash drives and Micro Mini™ USB Flash drives; Iomega external CD-RW drives; Iomega Super DVD drives; and Iomega floppy USB-powered drives. Iomega simplifies data protection and sharing at home and in the workplace with Iomega Automatic Backup software and HotBurn® CD-recording software. For networks, Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1.6TB. For unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega offers iStorage™ secure online storage. Iomega also offers businesses and consumers a comprehensive data recovery services solution for recovering lost data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com.
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