COPAN Hires Sales VP

COPAN Systems, a manufacturer of enterprise-class storage systems, reported Wednesday that it has hired Mike Connolly as vice president for North American sales. Describing him as a 20-year veteran of the storage and technology industries, COPAN said Connolly will strengthen the company's relationships with its customers, prospects and channel and technology partners. Prior to joining COPAN, Connolly worked for Storage Networks, Infoblox and Acopia/F5. He also held several key positions during his 12-year tenure with EMC Corp. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., COPAN Systems is a privately held company backed by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, Credit Suisse, Gold Hill Capital, Presidio STX, Battery Ventures and NTT Leasing Capital.