Michael Crocker takes COO post at Themis Computer

FREMONT, Calif., 3 Nov. 2006. Leaders of Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., have appointed Michael D. Crocker, 56, as chief operating officer to strengthen the company's executive ranks and position the company for aggressive growth.

Nov 3rd, 2006

FREMONT, Calif., 3 Nov. 2006. Leaders of Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., have appointed Michael D. Crocker, 56, as chief operating officer to strengthen the company's executive ranks and position the company for aggressive growth.

At Themis, Crocker will be responsible for the sales and manufacturing of the company's embedded computing products, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based servers, and its recently announced Quorum real-time resource management software.

"Michael is a hands-on, results oriented executive, experienced in the integration of products, services and support, as both a user and a supplier," says William Kehret, chief executive officer of Themis Computer. "His knowledge of computing solutions, services and support along with his track record of building successful teams, will be a tremendous value to us, as we grow our business."

Crocker will leverage his experience, gained at DRS and the U.S. Navy, to develop and implement new business development strategies and operational processes, to increase Themis's sales and revenues, company officials say.

Throughout his career, Crocker has directed organizational teams responsible for providing high- availability, high-performance computing solutions in mission-critical computing environments. Crocker has more than 15 years in the network services and information systems industries, in domestic and international markets.

Prior to joining Themis, Crocker worked as chief of staff of DRS Technologies Inc., in Parsippany, N.Y., a military electronics integrator and OEM, for the last seven years.

Prior to DRS, Crocker was with the U.S. Navy where he was responsible for PMS 440 where he oversaw the Navy's Q-70 program -- a successful introduction of COTS electronics into mission-critical military systems.

Crocker has a MBA degree from the National Defense University of Defense Systems Management and a M.S. in Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. For more information contact Themis online at www.themis.com.

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