Kontron names Farhad Sharifi Director of Sales for North America

Over 15 years of embedded computing experience

Poway, CA, March, 30 2010 – Kontron has named Farhad Sharifi its Director of Sales, North America and will report directly to Mike Kadri, Vice President of Sales, North America. Mr. Sharifi brings over 15 years of embedded computing industry experience to Kontron. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles, including: Product Management, Sales Management, as well as, previously managing Kontron’s Embedded Systems division for North America from 2006-2008.

“I have every confidence that he will be a key contributor on our growth path to a billion dollar a year company,” says Kadri. “He knows this industry and embedded computing very well. His experience and knowledge is a true asset in enabling Kontron to continue serving our customers with the highest-level of service and technology they have come to expect.” Mr. Sharifi will be based at Kontron’s North America Headquarters in Poway, CA.

About Kontron

Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com