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Pilgrim Talks: Jeff Benck and Dr. Andre Vovan

July 27th, 2011


EmulexJeff Benck

Jeff Benck, President and COO

Jeff Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and was subsequently appointed to the position of president and COO in August 2010. Benck oversees the company's engineering, marketing, business development, operations and sales organizations. Benck also plays a key role in contributing to the corporate strategy and is focused on diversifying the Emulex product portfolio and delivering growth through the deployment of converged networking.

Previously, Benck served as president and chief operating officer at QLogic. Prior to joining QLogic, he spent 18 years at IBM, most recently serving as vice president of xSeries, BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. While at IBM, Benck's focus included growth initiatives, product development, marketing and strategy, portfolio management and customer relationships. Benck is widely known for his role in establishing IBM's blade server product line. His BladeCenter team received IBM's highest honor with the IBM Chairman's Award for Client Excellence. Benck holds a Master of Science degree in management of technology from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Benck is also a distinguished inventor in the computer systems field and holds 6 US patents.

Jeff Benck resides in Southern California with his wife Nina and two daughters, Gabrielle and Gracyn.  He continues to enjoy sports after playing NCAA Div III Varsity Basketball for Rochester Institute of Technology, including basketball and golf.

Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. the Company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel host bus adapters, network interface cards, converged network adapters, controllers, embed- ded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding It environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Apple, Cisco, Dell, eMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, LSI, Lenovo, NeC, Oracle, Netapp, Samsung and Zte. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North america, Asia and Europe.

To see more about Emulex, go to emulex.com

Mitochan SystemsDr. Andre Vovan

Dr. Andre Vovan, Chairman

Small physician practices have resisted adoption of conventional EHR systems because of high cost and technical complexities for the past 20 years. They desire a solution that connects them to their referral network of physicians to grow their business, improve information exchange and take care of their patients in a more efficient and safe manner. They desire a solution that makes the gathering of background clinical information from their patient easier and eliminate duplication. Lastly, physicians desire a solution that is affordable because of ongoing financial pressure and reduction in payment.

Mitochon Systems is the first complete ONC-ATCB certified FREE EHR that addresses all of the above points.

Mitochon uses healthcare related messaging/advertising in a HIPAA, FDA compliant methodology to make Mitochon FREE.

Mitochon offers a complete ONC-ATCB certified EHR FREE so physicians can qualify for Federal ARRA stimulus funding and keep it.

Mitochon's solution allows physicians to instantaneously connect and exchange information with other physicians. This means they can build their own digital referral network with those whom they do business with. No more faxing, no more calling around for information. Mitochon is a "Cloud" solution. This is just a fancy term that means physicians don't have to buy any software. Mitochon's solution is brought to them free over the internet. No hassles, no servers, no upgrades. We take care of the technology, freeing physicians to care for their patients.

To see more about Mitochan Systems, go to mitochonsystems.com