Lantronix Hires Sales VP

Irvine-based Lantronix, a provider of networking and data center management software and services, reported Tuesday that it has hired Jeff Kost as senior vice president of worldwide sales. The firm described Kost as a sales veteran with nearly two decades of relevant experience, including 11 years at flash memory manufacturer SanDisk. Most recently, Lantronix noted, Kost was senior vice president and general manager of SanDisk's Mobile Consumer Solutions division. As general manager, Lantronix explained, Kost supervised the sale of all mobile products through retail channels, plus product marketing and management.