Cranite Cranks Up Staff

Cranite bolsters management team; adds senior marketing and sales executives

November 15, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cranite Systems, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions for wireless local area networks (LANs), today announced two additions to its executive team: Donald Beery as vice president of sales and Chad Harrington as vice president of marketing.

Beery brings more than 20 years of IT industry and general business management experience to his role of managing and growing sales for Cranite. Before joining the company, Beery founded B2Gov, a consulting firm that helped companies enter the government market. He also held various positions with RealNetworks, EDS and Eastman Kodak Company. In addition, Beery served as vice president and general manager of Beyond.com's Government Systems Group. There, he was responsible for the division's e-commerce services, software sales and operations, as well as the company's overall success in electronic licensing agreements and Enterprise Distribution Manager (EDM) technology. Under Beery’s leadership, the Beyond.com Government Systems Group grew from a startup team to a division generating nearly $60 million in revenues in just over four years. Beery earned an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a B.S. - Finance from George Mason University's School of Business. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and an amateur adventure racer.

Harrington is responsible for marketing Cranite’s WirelessWall® wireless LAN security software as well as defining future product initiatives. He has worked extensively in the information security industry, most recently serving as director of endpoint security products and services for Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. Harrington joined Check Point following the company’s acquisition of Zone Labs, Inc., where he drove product strategy and developed a content services business. Prior to that, Harrington was director of business development and chief evangelist for Entercept Security Technologies, which was acquired by Network Associates. During Harrington’s tenure at Entercept, the company grew revenues from less than $1 million to more than $10 million annually. In addition, Harrington worked at Symantec Corporation (which acquired his company, AXENT Technologies) in a variety of product marketing and management roles. He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University, where he was a presidential scholar.

“To fully capitalize on the promise of the wireless security market, Cranite needed to add depth to its executive team,” said John Vigouroux, chairman and CEO, Cranite Systems, Inc. “Don Beery and Chad Harrington are proven executives who know this industry and the opportunities it presents. They both add value to our team, and will help us most effectively penetrate and grow the market.”

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