Omneon gets new President and CEO

Omneon, Inc's board of directors has appointed Suresh Vasudevan as the company's president and CEO and as a member of the board. Vasudevan joins Omneon from NetApp where he served as senior vice president of product operations responsible for leading all product management and engineering for the NetApp product portfolio.

"We are thrilled that Suresh has joined Omneon," said Lawrence Kaplan, who has acted as interim president and CEO at Omneon since May 2008 and now returns to his role as vice chairman of the board. "Suresh brings a great balance of leadership and product management knowledge to the company, and we look forward to his guiding Omneon to the next level."

Vasudevan's career at NetApp spanned nearly a decade during which he held a number of senior executive positions, beginning in corporate development, moving on to lead product management, and eventually heading up all product operations. Prior to this Vasudevan worked at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chicago.

"I respect Omneon tremendously for its integrity as a company, its customer focus, and its position in the market. I look forward to working with the entire Omneon team. Together we can set out to achieve even greater growth," said Vasudevan.