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Mark Rode Joins Align to Lead Global Enterprise Sales and Go-to-Market Activities

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NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Align, the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions, announced today that Mark Rode has joined the company as VP, 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 Align from EMC is a tremendous step for our company,” said James J. Dooling, Align president and CEO. “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 Align.”

Mark 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 — over 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 Mark Rode. “Align 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.”

Mark will also be responsible for strengthening the Align 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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Align is the premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions with key competencies in technology optimization initiatives — designing, deploying, moving and consolidating technologies and advanced network infrastructures. Since 1986, the world's leading firms have relied on Align to enable business and IT alignment and to deliver solutions for business change and growth.

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