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Michael Rapp Appointed President of En Pointe Technologies

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 -- En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., a solution provider of IT products and services, announced the appointment of Michael Rapp to the position of president, effective September 10, 2012. As head of the company, Mr. Rapp will lead all sales, services, and marketing.

Michael has been a member of En Pointe's executive team for the past 10 years. As vice president of software sales, he grew the software business from $30M to over $350M within five years and was then promoted to his current position of senior vice president of sales and professional services.

"Michael has been a change-driver within our organization. He first helped the company become a customer centric organization and has led our transition to a solutions provider," commented Bob Din, CEO of En Pointe Technologies. "Since then, En Pointe has won recognition from Microsoft as an SI-LAR (Systems Integrator Large Account Reseller) and achieved the Microsoft Operational Excellence Award for the past four years. Additionally, Michael has been instrumental in developing cloud services for En Pointe. These offerings include Service En Demand, Manage En Demand, dinHVD (cloud hosted virtual desktops), En Pointe Collaboration Solution or ECS (hosted collaboration solutions), and NetApp-based backup and disaster recovery offerings, all in the public and private cloud."

En Pointe recently was recognized as the LANDesk Partner of the Year with specific kudos to its technical team. Earlier this year, Cisco named En Pointe as an authorized Cloud Provider. En Pointe's entrepreneurial spirit will continue to drive its dynamic and innovative culture.

"En Pointe is at a pivotal point as we differentiate ourselves in the industry with leading cloud services and an excellent team of service and sales associates who understand technology and solving IT challenges," commented Rapp.

Michael brings over 25 years of experience in the IT channel, including his role as CEO for Admor Memory, where he grew sales from $0-$170M in three years and took the company public. In 2006, he was awarded the Symantec Partner Executive of the Year. Currently, he sits on the advisory councils for both Microsoft and Symantec.

About En Pointe Technologies
En Pointe is a national IT solutions provider that serves commercial accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions, with information technology hardware, software licensing support, and IT solutions. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Los Angeles, En Pointe is well represented in leading national markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.enpointe.com, www.twitter.com/EnPointeTech, www.facebook.com/EnPointeTechnologies, www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies, and www.youtube.com/enpointetech.

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