42U Opens North East Sales Office with Rob Haffner

From: DirectNet
Published: Wed Apr 27 2005

Broomfield, CO – March 25, 2005: 42U, a division of DirectNET, the nation’s leading provider of centralized datacenter management solutions, is proud to announce that Rob Haffner, former regional sales manager at Raritan Computer, has joined the 42U division as Senior Sales Engineer. With Rob Haffner setting up the North East Sales Office, 42U will be able to further expand and capture the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania territories.

"Rob brings a wealth of sales experience and knowledge to 42U," said Jon Inaba, Director of Sales and Operations. "He clearly understands the challenges faced by our clients in the industry and I'm confident that he will serve to further redefine the 'customer astonishment' core value of DirectNET."

At Raritan Computer, a leading supplier of solutions for managing IT infrastructure equipment, Haffner closed some of the largest and most significant opportunities in Raritan’s 15 year history. He was consistently among the top Regional Sales Managers in sales percentage to quota for 2002, 2003 and 2004. In addition, Haffner is Raritan CommandCenter C4 Certified. Prior to working with Raritan, Haffner also served with Oracle and Canon and brings with him a strong track record of meeting and exceeding sales quotas.

-- 42U has more Raritan CommandCenter C4 Certified Sales Engineers than any other Raritan reseller in the country.

About DirectNET, Inc.
DirectNET (www.DirectNET.us), founded in 1995, is comprised of three independent business units: 42U, Server Racks Online and KVM Switches Online. 42U (www.42U.com) is the leading VAR of enterprise KVM Switch Solutions. KVM Switches Online (www.KVM-SWITCHES-ONLINE.com) is the largest KVM Switch e-commerce store in the US. Server Racks Online (www.SERVER-RACKS-ONLINE.com) is the one and only online rack superstore in the US. All three companies were developed as a response to the overwhelming need for independent datacenter and server management solutions. As a result of the success of all three business units, DirectNET has over the last couple of years, become the number one reseller of the major KVM and server rack brands in the market.

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Company: DirectNet
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Contact Email: Leigh.Rauen@Directnet.us
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