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OCZ Appoints Steve Lee as New SVP of Product Management, BU General for PSU Division

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  1. btarunr

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    OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power supplies for computing devices and systems, today announced the appointment of Steve Lee as Senior Vice President of Product Management and BU General Manager for power supplies.

    “We are pleased to announce Steve Lee’s new position as he is an expert in the power management field and an excellent addition to our executive team,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “Steve’s extensive experience in power supply design and product management will help OCZ to enhance our position and expand the company’s PSU product offerings in both the consumer and commercial markets.”

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    In his new role, Mr. Lee will lead the PSU product management team and will be responsible for all future product roadmap developments in both the OCZ and PC Power and Cooling brands, as well as drive the partner ecosystem strategy including strategic alliances related to PSUs, and platform partnerships. Under Mr. Lee’s leadership OCZ will continue development of industry-leading PSU solutions, offering an excellent price-to-performance ratio for gamers and enthusiasts under the OCZ lineup, and robust solutions for high performance computing and commercial clients under the PC Power and Cooling division.

    “I believe in OCZ’s vision to design and manufacture cutting-edge component solutions and am excited to return to the company to lead the organization’s power management initiatives,” said Steve Lee. “I have a passion for delivering premium PSUs to market and will be focused on developing the right power management products that truly add value and address the needs of our customers.”

    Mr. Lee has over 15 years of experience in the computer components industry, and previously served as OCZ’s Sr. VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Alliances from 2002 to 2005, during which he introduced OCZ’s first power supplies to the market. Mr. Lee most recently served as the Product Manager of PSUs at Corsair from 2006-2011, and prior to this has held multiple positions at other high tech companies in the space including Abit and Minerva Networks. Mr. Lee holds B.A. in Economics from University of California Berkley.
     
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    tl;dr: OCZ bagged Corsair's PSU head-honcho. It already has PCP&C's team. Expect awesome PSUs in the near future.
     
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    I thought it was like Intel appointing will.i.am as "Creative Director." :laugh:
     
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    thats just marketing bullshit :laugh:

    Expecting great things from OCZ soon ;)
     
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    OCZ is already producing good PSUs, not as great as Corsair, but good enough for me to recommend them as budget alternatives. Hope this will signal the end of "Corsair is teh best, no one comes close" mentality among the general crowd.
     
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    exactly, i have owned 7 ocz psus and one Cheiftec, They have all been cheap and extremely good
     
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    Weird that the 'OCZ fraud paper' didn't make it onto this site.
     
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    i saw that, doesn't affect end user and plus in business people spread rumors in order to affect share prices and make quick bucks.
    Most likely untrue/dumb comments in the first place
     
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    Well it could definitely affect the user in the long run..
    I see they are making some acquisitions of talent but it brings into question what the actual value and stability of the company is.

    The paper is certainly written to make quick bucks; some of it is conjecture, some of it not entirely true, but it does have points that are valid, and mirror my own concerns about the company in general.

    The company's stock price has jumped from 1.88 to 10.48 in 8 months and then evaporated by 27% from that high in the past two weeks.
     
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    Those in the know buy Enermax anyway.
     
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    Not many knows ;)
     
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    PCP&C is history. They might have had great PSU's but considering how long OCZ owns them, they could have released something half decent till now. Instead, pretty much all OCZ PSU's were mediocre at best.
     

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