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Black Box Announces Two New Executive Appointments to North America Commercial Services Leadership Team
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – March 16, 2015 Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, today announced two executive appointments which continue the transformation of the North America Commercial Services (NACS) organization.

Rick Gannon was appointed Vice President, Operations NACS. In this new role Mr. Gannon will be responsible for building an integrated national service platform and enabling the operations team to continue delivering solutions that exceed client expectations. He has been with Black Box for over 20 years in local, regional and national leadership roles, most recently as Regional Vice President. He has a wide range of experience leading services, sales and marketing.

In addition, Julie Lyda will continue in her role as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, and will be responsible for sales, marketing and solutions management for NACS. Over the last year, she has led the analysis and improvement of the NACS sales organization, including the design and implementation of new structure, process, tools and incentives. Ms. Lyda has also been with Black Box for over 20 years and prior to her current role, was the Vice President of Worldwide Technology Product Solutions (TPS). As the TPS leader, she was the primary architect for the transformation of the Products business.

Both Mr. Gannon and Ms. Lyda will report directly to Black Box’s CEO, Mike McAndrew.

“Over the years Rick and Julie have demonstrated a passion for client service and innovation, and the ability to manage multiple disciplines,” said Mr. McAndrew. “I am proud of these two leaders and their commitment to take on additional responsibilities. They are now building their respective leadership teams and designing the process and tools that will provide for high levels of client service and speed our organizational transformation.”

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 4,000 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at

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Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Vice President of Corporate Communications
and Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788