Press Release

Iomega U.S. Channel Leader Recognized Among CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 22, 2012 - 

Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced that Erny-Jay Mezas, Vice President of Sales for North America, has been named one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Mezas is responsible for all of Iomega's North American sales channels and related activities. His team handles all channels and routes to market for Iomega's network storage solutions. Mezas has led the development of a dedicated team of sales and sales support professionals that work in partnership with our valued channel customers to drive sales of Iomega's award-winning network storage solutions.

Iomega Executive Quotes

Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation

"On behalf of the Iomega team, we extend our congratulations to Erny for being recognized among CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. His work in enhancing and expanding our relationships with key channel partners is setting the foundation for continued growth in our NAS business for Iomega in 2012 and beyond."

Erny-Jay Mezas, Vice President of Sales, North America

"I am honored to be selected as one of CRN's Channel Chiefs this year. The entire Iomega channels team has put a lot of effort into revamping our partner program and working to provide valuable tools and resource to our channel partners. We have seen significant growth both in the number of partners signing up for ioclub as well as the revenue represented by those partners in our program. With our focus on network storage solutions for SMBs and strategic markets such as video surveillance, we continue to strive to help our partners bring unique and industry-leading solutions to their customers. We look forward to another great year of NAS sales growth with our channel partners in 2012.

Supporting Quote

Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director, UBM Channel

"The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace. Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured online at

Iomega StorCenter Network Storage Products

Iomega network storage products range from the new single drive Iomega® EZ Media & Backup Center with up to 3TB* of storage; the double drive desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ ix2, soon to be available from diskless configurations up to 6TB* of storage; the quad-drive desktop Iomega® StorCenter ix4, with up to 12TB* of storage; and the top-of-line Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Server Class Series of desktop and rackmount models.

The Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d utilizes four HDD bays and up to 12TB* of storage; the Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d features six HDD bays and up to 18TB* of storage capacity. Both models are available diskless, partially populated and fully populated. Empty bays in both models are fitted with a drive carrier that can accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch HDD drives, as well as SSD drives for performance-intensive applications.

With up to 12TB* of storage capacity, the rackmount Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r Network Storage Array Server Class Series features four bays for use with HDDs or SSDs. The px4-300r comes in a space-saving 1U form factor ranging from diskless to fully populated with HDD and/or SSD drives. Iomega's flagship rackmount unit, the Iomega® StorCenter™ px12-350r Network Storage Array Server Class Series, utilizes 12 bays in a 2U form factor that ranges from partially populated with 4TB* to fully populated with up to 36TB*.


Iomega network storage products start at less than $150. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)

To review all of the features of the Iomega StorCenter series of desktop and rackmount network storage devices, please go to

For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 425 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading desktop and rackmount network attached storage products ideal for content sharing, data protection at small and medium businesses and distributed enterprises, as well as vertical applications such as video surveillance installations; a broad selection of direct-attached portable and desktop external hard drives; and multimedia drives, making it easy to move video, pictures and other files from the computer room to the livingroom. To learn about all of Iomega's storage products and network storage solutions, please go to the Web at Resellers can visit Iomega at

About UBM Channel: (

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at

UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at

Press Contacts

Chris Romoser
Iomega Corporation
(858) 314-7148

*1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

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NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.