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SGI Global Channel Sales Vice President Alison Ryan Named 2012 CRN Channel Chief

FREMONT, Calif. — February 21, 2011 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that Alison Ryan, vice president of global channel sales at SGI, has been named one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. This follows her July 2011 recognition as one of CRN's 'Power 100: Most Powerful Women of the Channel.' Today, she joins the prestigious 2012 Channel Chiefs list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel. Ms. Ryan is directly responsible for driving global channel sales and revenue growth at SGI while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

"SGI is committed to providing unparalleled support to our channel partners worldwide through our award-winning Channel Network Program," said Tony Carrozza, executive vice president of field operations at SGI. "Alison has been instrumental in leading this effort and the channel sales organization. This recognition is indicative of the strength of our partner programs and the value that Alison brings to both the company and our partners."

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. This also marks the first year that a channel sales executive from SGI has been selected for this prestigious award.

"The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. "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 in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at

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