SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of next-generation remote networking infrastructure management solutions, today announced the appointment of networking industry veteran Christian Cowan as director of global product management. A senior executive with 20 years of experience, Cowan joins Opengear after serving in previous product management and marketing roles within the physical security, IT networking and energy industries. In his new position with Opengear, Cowan will provide product management leadership, and help to develop new solutions for the company's expanding product line.
"We are pleased to have Christian as part of the Opengear team," said Vincent Giordano, vice president of global business development and strategy, Opengear. "I know Christian is going to make a difference identifying new markets and applications, which will help expand Opengear's business."
Most recently, he was VP of Product Management for Asure Software, a leading vendor of cloud computing time management software services (SaaS) for small- to mid-sized businesses and divisions of large enterprises. During his tenure at Asure Software, he built a team to successfully deliver software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to a wide variety of markets, as well as integrating ADI Time with Asure Software as a result of that acquisition. Prior to Asure Software, he served as Product Manager at A123 Systems, and was also Product Line Director for APC managing the Security/Environmental Monitoring and IT Network Management product lines.
"I'm excited to be part of growing company that is making great strides in the network infrastructure marketplace," said Cowan. "I look forward to bringing my expertise in product management to elevate Opengear's current product solutions."
Cowan earned a BSEE degree from Villanova University and a MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
Opengear (http://www.opengear.com) develops smart solutions for critical network infrastructure management. Opengear's Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) appliances secure and simplify remote monitoring, access and control of critical IT, network, operations technology and industrial control systems. Opengear's smart appliances integrate next-generation automation and true out-of-band management technologies, ensuring that customers maintain complete control over critical infrastructure -- wherever, whenever.