Baltuch brings 20 years of strategic marketing and semiconductor experience for tier one semiconductor companies

Saratoga, CA – April 5th, 2006 – Futuremark┬« Inc., developer of the world’s most popular benchmarks for PCs and handheld devices, announced today the appointment of Oliver Baltuch as vice president of sales and marketing, North America. He will report directly to Tero Sarkkinen, President of Futuremark Inc. Baltuch will be responsible for driving Futuremark’s business in North America. Oliver’s role encompasses recruiting new IT industry partners into Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Programs, driving the marketing and sales of benchmark products and promoting an array of Futuremark services including technology demos and performance analysis projects.
Baltuch brings over 20 years in strategic marketing and semiconductor experience for industry leading semiconductor companies including NVIDIA, Chartered Semiconductor, SMSC and National Semiconductor. With a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, Baltuch holds numerous honours in the IC industry and has authored influential professional papers in his field. His industry track record is well suited to support Futuremark’s business that serves the world’s largest semiconductor and integrator companies.
“Futuremark is positioned for significant success with their industry reputation and portfolio of performance analysis products, related professional services, and technology driving partners. This is a remarkable opportunity to help Futuremark meet its objectives in their various business segments while helping industry partners develop and deliver next generation hardware technologies” said Baltuch.
“To fill this role, we were looking for a candidate with a combination of attributes, including great technical depth, a solid track record of sales and marketing in the field with a strong base of personal contacts and industry knowledge” said Tero Sarkkinen. “Oliver is a remarkable fit for us, possessing the assets, skills and talents we were searching for. He will be a great resource for both Futuremark and for our partners alike.”

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