Opengear Hires Security Executive as VP of Product Management and CMO

New York City New York – Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – Opengear (, provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions today announced the hiring of John Bedrick as chief marketing officer and vice president of product management.

Bedrick brings deep expertise across all aspects of enterprise security, including authentication, encryption, firewall, identity/access management and intrusion detection/prevention. Before joining Opengear, Bedrick served chief marketing and technology officer (CMTO) at CryptoMill Technologies. Previously, he was senior director, strategic marketing and new market development of security at Seagate Technology and director of identity/access at Microsoft, as well as product line director for network equipment and security strategy at Intel Corporation. 

“Sales of Opengear products have been increasing rapidly as organizations look for secure out-of-band access to data centers as well as remote locations,” said Bob Waldie, founder and chairman of Opengear. “Security has been a core competitive advantage for Opengear until now, so we are excited to be teaming with someone of his experience and caliber as we grow into the next phase of growth in our business.”

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About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear’s solutions, featuring embedded Smart OOB™ technology, equip our customers’ networks with intelligent automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit

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