Penguin Computing Appoints Maria Riley as Manager of Manufacturing for New South Bay Plant

Penguin Computing Inc., a leading provider of reliable Linux systems for Internet serving, has announced that Maria Riley has joined the company as manager of manufacturing for its new South Bay manufacturing plant. Riley has experience developing international supply-chain strategies for Fortune 100 companies and her appointment is key to Penguin Computing's strategy to expand its competitive manufacturing capability.

From receipt of customer orders, Riley will oversee the entire manufacturing process at the plant in the southern San Francisco Bay area. Her experience in successfully developing and implementing quality-control programs will help Penguin Computing maintain high standards of quality as it expands its capacity to meet growing demand for its highly reliable Linux servers. Riley previously worked at Compaq, where she managed a successful pilot project to centralize inventory planning and management for service parts--across the Compaq, Digital and Tandem product lines--for the Latin American and the Caribbean markets. Prior to joining Penguin Computing, she was a consultant with Omnitech Gencorp Inc., developing international supply-chain strategies for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Ingram Micro and other leading companies. She has a dual B.A. degree in business and English from the University of San Diego. Recent additions to Penguin Computing's management team include Rick Blair, vice president of sales, who came to the company from Iomega Corp. and previously worked at Apple Computer Inc.