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Align appoints VP of sales


Align, a global provider of technology infrastructure solutions, has appointed Mark Rode as VP of sales and will drive solutions and programs focused on data center, application migrations, systems, networks and storage, cloud and managed services initiatives.

“Having Mark join the company from EMC is a tremendous step for our company,” said president and CEO James J. Dooling. “Mark brings a new level of opportunity to Align, opening new channels and partnerships that are key in strengthening our position in the market. His knowledge and success with EMC is a vital part of our growing business, and we are thrilled he has joined the company.”

Rode and his sales team will provide innovative systems, networks and scalable storage solutions to clients of all sizes and will help them increase their IT efficiencies through private, hybrid and public cloud strategies.

“Align has a strong history behind it — more than 25 years in the technology infrastructure business speaks for itself, not to mention their reputation in the industry as a company that gets it done,” said Rode. “The company is nimble and agile with endless growth opportunities. I am excited about increasing our visibility and awareness and building a world-class sales and services team.”

He will also be responsible for strengthening channel relationships with EMC, VMware, Cisco and VCE and developing other strategic partners.

“Mark was an essential part of growing EMC’s market share and sales presence in the New York/New Jersey region,” said John Hanlon, president, EMC Americas sales and customer operations. “We are thrilled that Mark has remained within the extended EMC family by joining one of our premier partners, ensuring our clients continue receiving the right solutions for their success.”

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