CPLANE NETWORKS Appoints New Chairman of Board of Directors, Announces Advisory Board

CPLANE NETWORKS announced an expansion to the leadership team with the addition of a Mike Seashols as chairman of the board of directors, as well as new members of the Advisory Board, according to a Business Wire press release.

Seashols was the initial vice president of sales and marketing at Oracle, founder and CEO of Versant, initial CEO of Documentum, and Chairman and CEO of Evolve, all of which had successful IPOs.

Joining the Industry Advisory Board are Dr. Julie Shimer and Eric Wolford. Dr. Shimer brings 30 years of networking product development experience with major communications companies including Motorola, 3Com and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She currently serves as a director of two NASDAQ listed technology companies Netgear, Inc. (NTGR), and Earthlink (ELNK), as well as NYSE listed company Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH). Dr. Shimer contributes significant operational experience earned in both early stage technology companies as well as billion dollar enterprises. She formerly served as CEO of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, and was President and CEO of Vocera Communications, Inc. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Read the full press release here.