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Aspera Expands its Leadership Team to Support Growth of its High-Speed Transport Platform

November 30, 2011

Aspera (News - Alert), a provider of fasp transport technology and software products, has expanded its leadership team by appointing Richard Heitmann as vice president of marketing and Mike Flathers as chief technologist of the Aspera Developer Platform.

The company is expecting further growth and fresh demand for Aspera's products and technology following the appointment of Heitmann and Flathers as they bring extensive leadership experience to Aspera.

"Aspera has reached impressive milestones with more than 1,300 customers worldwide and 10,000 software licenses sold, thanks to its visionary technology and people," said Heitmann, in a statement. "I am thrilled to join the team at this moment in the company's development and am looking forward to further establishing Aspera's vision to bring high-speed data movement to all industries."

Heitmann leads marketing efforts for Aspera, driving marketing communications, product marketing and channel marketing professionals, to communicate Aspera's value proposition to tailor the company's solution offerings to better serve these new markets.

Flathers joins Aspera from Sorenson Media, where he was chief technology officer and directed the integration of Aspera technology into Sorenson Media's cloud-based video encoding solution.

"With a world class engineering team that combines creativity, focus and rock-solid technology, Aspera has created a new standard for high-performance data transport," said Flathers.

Company officials said Aspera solutions are now receiving accelerated demand from the federal government, life sciences, law firms and eDiscovery services, engineering companies and large global enterprises.

Recently, Aspera announced the launch of Aspera faspex Server 2.5.

The Aspera faspex solution supports transfer of digital content from any major Web browser using Aspera Connect, secure automatic distribution and download using the Aspera Cargo client, and direct transfer of files and directories of any size from within Microsoft (News - Alert) Outlook, using the Aspera Outlook Plug-in.


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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