Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (Mellanox), an Israel-based supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage, has appointed John Monson as new vice president (VP) of marketing. John will be responsible for company’s worldwide marketing and the implementation of marketing initiatives designed to expand penetration in key markets. He will report directly to Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Mellanox.

“Mellanox is a performance leader for interconnects in the high-performance computing, enterprise server and storage markets,” said John Monson. “I look forward to working with the team to leverage its outstanding InfiniBand and Ethernet technology and products for further expansion in global markets.”

“John has a proven track record in successfully bringing products to market through innovative marketing and strategic planning,” said Eyal Waldman. “His experience will be a tremendous asset as Mellanox continues its growth and success.”

Monson has over 20 years of experience in engineering, marketing and sales with leading edge technology companies. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing and business development for Inphi Corporation where he managed the EDC/PhyOptik business line. Prior to this, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Scintera Networks with responsibility for strategy, product marketing and business development. His background also includes eight years at PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC-Sierra) in executive and senior management positions in marketing and sales where he was instrumental in establishing PMC-Sierra in the market and enabling the company’s growth. Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, he spent 7 years at Lucent Technologies where he served in strategic sales and product marketing positions in Lucent’s mass storage and wireless product lines. Previously, he was the strategic marketing manager at Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center and held engineering and marketing positions at VTC Incorporated.

Monson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.