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Robin Wessel Joins CRU as New Executive Vice President

Data storage leader brings on executive with two decades of product management and market strategy experience as it expands its reach in the government, defense and small business markets

Vancouver, WA — February 28, 2019 — CRU, a leading provider of high-quality data storage devices, today announced the hiring of Robin Wessel as executive vice president responsible for sales, marketing and engineering. Wessel will play an instrumental role as the company launches new products in 2019 and beyond and increases its focus on the rapidly growing government and defense markets.

Wessel will set CRU’s strategic direction and drive innovation for its removable hard drive, external data storage and forensic digital investigation products. He brings more than two decades of corporate strategy, product management, channel, sales and product marketing experience at companies that include FLIR Systems, Xerox and Tektronix.

Wessel’s addition to the CRU executive team comes at a time when the federal government’s IT budget is projected to reach $93 billion by 2020, according to Bloomberg. Wessel’s background in marketing to government agencies, combined with his expertise in leading commercial technology products, enhances CRU’s already strong position in its target markets.

“Robin is a dynamic leader, and he shares our commitment to superior quality, on-time delivery and comprehensive customer service,” said Randal Barber, president and CEO of CRU. “His extensive experience setting strategies that drive revenue in similar markets will propel CRU as we move forward into a new era of growth.”

About CRU
CRU, founded in 1986, is a leading provider of high-quality devices to government and military agencies, SMB and corporate IT, the entertainment industry and forensics. Its data storage and digital forensics devices are essential for ensuring that physical data is transported, stored and managed securely. CRU operates with an unwavering commitment to superior quality, on-time delivery and comprehensive customer service.