Fusion-io Names New Director, Strategy Head

Salt Lake City-based solid state storage developer Fusion-io said Wednesday that it has appointed both a new member to its board of directors, and a new Chief Strategy Officer. Fusion-io added Edward H. Frank, the former VP of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, to its board; Frank also has served at Broadcom, Sun Microsystems, Epigram, and NeTpower. Separately, the company appointed Gary Smerdon as its Chief Strategy Oficer; Smerdon was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager at LSI's Accelerated Solutions Division, and also had been at Tarari, Greenfield Networks, Marvell, RealChip, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).