Black Box Corporation Announces Joel T. Trammell as CEO

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, November 17, 2017 - Black Box Corporation, a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure, announced that its Board of Directors has named Joel T. Trammell, 52, as President and CEO of Black Box, effective immediately, replacing E.C. Sykes, who is retiring.

Mr. Trammell has been on the Board of Directors of Black Box since March 27, 2013.

"We are fortunate to have Joel take over the leadership reigns of the Company at this critical time in its transformation," said Mr. Thomas G. Greig, Chairman of the Board.  "I have known Joel for a long time and been associated with his business successes.  He brings a strong record of leading technology companies through significant change.  We are looking for him to drive a culture of performance throughout the organization."

Mr. Greig continued, "We thank E.C. for his leadership and personal commitment to the Company through difficult aspects of the Company’s transformation.  He leaves us in a better position to execute on our initiatives."

Mr. Trammell, who has written extensively on business leadership, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khorus, Inc., a provider of software-based management systems.  Since 2011, he also has been a Managing Partner of Lone Rock Technology Group and a Managing Partner of Lake Austin Advisors.  Previously, he was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of CacheIQ, Inc., a network computing company, until it was acquired by NetApp, Inc. in November 2012.  From June 2000 until November 2009, he was a founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of NetQoS, Inc., a network management software and services company that was acquired by Computer Associates.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and 3,300 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at and follow us on Twitter at @blackbox_ns.

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