Monday, September 10, 2007

GridIron Software Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Ottawa, ON, Canada - September 6, 2007 - GridIron® Software (, a leading provider of high performance workflow software, today announced the appointment of Tom Goguen as Chief Marketing Officer. Tom brings to GridIron over 20 years of marketing and engineering experience developing innovative new products and successfully bringing those products to market. As GridIron's Chief Marketing Officer Tom's responsibilities will include all GridIron branding, marketing, and business development activities from product concept through to demand creation and sales. Tom will be based out of GridIron's satellite office in San Jose, California.

"Tom's experience and proven track record as a marketing leader will be a great asset for implementing our growth plan, enhancing our offerings, and developing new strategic partnerships," said Steve Forde, CEO of GridIron Software. "We are excited to have such a high caliber executive on our team and look forward to Tom's leadership, as he helps us to continue to grow the company and build our innovative next generation product line for creative professionals."

Prior to joining GridIron, Tom was Vice President of Sun's Solaris software marketing organization, with overall responsibility for managing the Solaris business including Solaris 10 and the OpenSolaris community, Sun Cluster, and Sun's storage software products. Tom also led product marketing for Apple's move into the server, storage, and desktop management software markets with responsibility for popular Apple software products including Mac OS X Server, Apple Remote Desktop, and Xsan.

Tom studied electrical engineering and holds a master's degree from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor's degree from the University of New Brunswick.

About GridIron Software

GridIron Software was founded in 2001 to develop tools to bring parallel computing to a wide variety of markets and applications. Today, GridIron is a leading provider of high performance workflow software for motion graphics professionals, with a proven set of products that allow users to improve their overall project efficiency. The company continues to leverage its unique expertise to offer innovative new products for the creative professional market.

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