Hammerhead announced the appointments of Kevin Pope as VP of Engineering, and Kim Holmes as VP of Operations and VP of Customer Support

October 4, 2005

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Hammerhead Systems, the leader in Layer 2.5 Aggregation Solutions, today announced the appointments of Kevin Pope as VP of Engineering, and Kim Holmes as VP of Operations and VP of Customer Support. Kevin Pope will have responsibility for all product development. Kim Holmes will have responsibility for operations, customer support, technical publications and training.

"Hammerhead Systems is entering the next phase of our company's growth and the appointments of Kevin Pope and Kim Holmes bring world class talent to our management team and are logical next steps to ensure smooth operations, a high touch experience and support for our customers, and continued innovation and the highest product quality throughout our development efforts," said Pete Savage, CEO of Hammerhead Systems.

Kevin Pope joined Hammerhead with over 20 years of engineering management and product development experience, most recently as Vice President of Engineering and co-founder at Mahi Networks, where he was responsible for the development of the Mi7 product line, a high speed network element optimized for carriers migrating their legacy TDM networks towards IP/MPLS with a focus on next generation Ethernet/IP services.

Prior to founding Mahi Networks, Kevin served as the Vice President of Development Engineering for Applied Digital Access (ADA), where he led the development of a family of SONET/DS3/T1 carrier-class telecommunications products geared towards the needs of RBOCs and large Interexchange Carriers. Kevin previously held positions as Manager of Marketing/Design at ASEA HAFO, where he was responsible for the development of ASICs and hybrid circuits, and as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs, where he worked in the Small Business Switching Systems Laboratory in circuit design and ASIC development.

Kevin received a BSEE from the University of Minnesota, an MSEE/CS from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Kim Holmes joined Hammerhead Systems in June 2002 and has served as the company's VP of Engineering and VP of Operations. Kim brings unmatched technical expertise in Hammerhead's products and development efforts and more than 22 years of experience in engineering management of complex telecommunications systems serving tier 1 carriers.

Prior to Hammerhead, Kim was VP of Engineering for optical networking start-up Cinta Networks, where he developed an integrated DWDM and optical switching system for long haul networks. Previously, Kim spent over 20 years with Nortel Networks directing software and hardware engineers in the development of carrier class voice and data switching products, as well as products for converged ATM/IP/TDM networks. In 1998, Kim received the President's Award for Innovation in developing Nortel's Next Generation Network vision.

Hammerhead Systems Inc.

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