DataDirect Networks Snags HP Vet

Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks, the developer of storage arrays led by Alex Bouzari, said today that it has added former HP Fellow and Information Optimization CTO Jean-Luc Chatelain as its EVP Strategy and Technology. DataDirect said that Chatelain will head up expansion of the firm's product portfolio. Chatelain has also previously served at Persist Technologies before it acquisition by HP, and at Cemax-Icon, which was acquired by Imation/Eastman Kodak. DataDirect Networks' storage products are used in high performance computing as well as enterprise, media production, life sciences, and other industries.