Denis Maynard Joins Omneon as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 14, 2009 — Omneon Inc. announced today that Denis Maynard has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Maynard brings more than two decades of senior sales experience to Omneon, and in his new position he will provide leadership in the management of the company's global sales and systems engineering efforts.

"Denis has an outstanding sales management record, and we look forward to his contribution of proven leadership and valuable knowledge to the worldwide operations of Omneon," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO at Omneon. "We are very pleased to welcome Denis to the Omneon team."

"I am very excited to be joining such an outstanding organization," said Maynard. "Omneon is a recognized leader in providing server and storage solutions for digital media, and I look forward to playing a role in driving the continued success of the company."

Prior to joining Omneon, Maynard was senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at QLogic, a leading supplier of high-performance network infrastructure solutions. During his seven years at the company, Maynard led a team that was responsible for all customer-facing activities, including worldwide OEM sales and systems engineering, channel sales, systems engineering and marketing, corporate marketing, and alliances, as well as technical service and support. Maynard earlier spent nearly nine years in senior management positions at Cisco Systems, most recently as director of worldwide field operations. From 1990 to 1993, Maynard served as western regional sales manager for Banyan Systems, a pioneer and leader in providing open, standards-based network operating systems for enterprise networks.

Maynard is based at Omneon headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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About Omneon Inc.

Omneon, Inc., is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum. The company's MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at