Silicon Mechanics Announces Elevation of Eva Cherry to President


First female to assume the role of chief executive for Bothell, Washington-based integrator
of servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware

BOTHELL, WA – October 6, 2009 – Silicon Mechanics announced today that Eva Cherry has assumed the role of President for the Bothell, Washington-based manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware. Cherry joined Silicon Mechanics in April of 2008 as Vice President of Operations. In that capacity, she implemented strategic changes to the organization's operations that streamlined production processes, improved quality assurance, and enhanced financial management practices. These changes were integral to the company's ability to not only withstand the effects of last year's financial downturn, but to increase sales and customer acquisition activities throughout 2009.

Cherry, who is the first female to serve as a Chief Executive for Silicon Mechanics, has extensive professional and educational background in technical operations. Prior to joining Silicon Mechanics, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Net-Inspect, LLC, a subsidiary of QPM Aerospace, which she served as Executive Vice President. She has specific expertise in business process and system design and implementation.

Before her work for QPM Aerospace, she was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, specializing in Business Development and Project Delivery. She has worked with numerous prestigious clients including the Hewlett Packard and MCI (Worldcom). Cherry earned her B.S. degree from Technical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in Microbiology and her MBA from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Ms. Cherry succeeds Robert Heyer, who has served as the company's President since 2007. Mr. Heyer will continue to participate actively in guiding the company as a member of the Board of Directors.

About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. We work collaboratively with customers to create best-fit solutions at competitive pricing. Our products are supported by the best warranty offerings available. Our unique website allows customers to easily configure hardware and evaluate the implications of their options. When you work with Silicon Mechanics, you get more than just state-of-the-art equipment. You get a team of experts dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Visit www.siliconmechanics.com or call us at 866-352-1173 to custom-configure a system for your computing environment.

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