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Raritan Promotes Ralf Ploenes to VP Sales-EMEA to Accelerate Growth in the Region

Posted on June 11, 2015

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY (June 11, 2015)Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM), intelligent rack power distribution, and KVM switch solutions, today announced that Ralf Ploenes has been promoted to Vice President Sales for the company’s European, Middle East and African (EMEA) region.

Mr.  Ploenes joined Raritan in 2012 as Managing Director for the German office to lead the sales activities for the D-A-CH region.  He will report to Rasul Damji, Raritan’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Product Operations, and will continue to operate from the Raritan Customer Briefing Center in Dusseldorf.

Prior to joining Raritan, Mr.  Ploenes had worked for more than 15 years in the data center and IT infrastructure industry, where he held a number of product management and business development management roles.  A frequent speaker at data center conferences and events, he is well versed in data centers and in their electrical and infrastructure requirements, and has a proven track record in driving innovative solutions to market.  Mr.  Ploenes has a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Commenting on his new role at Raritan, Mr.  Ploenes said: “I am extremely excited to be part of the team that has been driving Raritan’s growth initiatives through our technology leadership, continuous innovation, excellent partner network and outstanding customer value.  This new position allows me to look at new markets and larger geographies at a time when more and more data center operators are seeing the need for energy management and monitoring to reduce their growing operating expenses.

Being located at the Raritan Customer Briefing Center allows me to engage with our partner and customer base frequently.  For me, it’s critical to hear first-hand from customers about their challenges so that we can develop solutions that truly address their pain points and pave the way for long-lasting relationships.”

Recognizing Mr.  Ploenes capabilities, Mr.  Damji added: “Ralf has been a key sales leader over the past few years helping to drive our growth.  We know he is the right person to continue our upward trajectory as we expand our solution portfolio to help customers optimize data center efficiency in 2015 and beyond.  Ralf has demonstrated exemplary skills on guiding customers towards ROI and efficiency-driven solutions for mission critical data centers.  We are truly delighted to have Ralf lead Raritan’s sales efforts in EMEA.”

To learn more on how Raritan solutions can help improve your data center infrastructure and energy management operations, visit our website.

About Raritan
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions – including intelligent rack PDUs and environment sensors; DCIM software; Serial Console Servers and KVM switch products – provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance operations.  Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries.  Visit us at Raritan.eu, RaritanDCIM.com, or follow us on the Raritan blog.

Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations.  Raritan is also an Endorser of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Center efficiency.  The EPA has recognized Raritan for its contribution to the agency’s data center initiative.  A number of top industry analyst firms have recognized the company: Raritan was named a “Cool DCIM Vendor” by Gartner; a “Major DCIM player worldwide” three times by IDC; a “Strong Value DCIM Vendor” by EMA; and, “Key DCIM player” by TechNavio.  Raritan’s solutions have won numerous awards.

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