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Rackspace appoints EMEA Managing Director


Rackspace Managed Hosting, the UK’s most recommended hosting provider, today announced the appointment of Doug Loewe as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Loewe joins Rackspace Managed Hosting from iPass, where he was Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA. He will be responsible for leading the growth of Rackspace’s business operations in the UK, and expansion activities into Continental Europe. He brings over 20 years of commercial and management experience in the internet and telecommunications industries to Rackspace.

Lanham Napier, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rackspace Managed Hosting, said: “Doug joins Rackspace at a time of significant business growth and his business expertise will help us realise our expansion plans across Europe. His track record of driving business growth and leading global teams will make him a great leader for Rackspace. Jacques Greyling, who has done an incredible job over the last 12 months helping us to maintain 80% year over year growth, will be moving to the role of Operations Director, enabling him to focus on the technical side of the business and developing Fanatical Support.”

Doug Loewe commented: “Rackspace’s unique customer service philosophy, Fanatical Support, coupled with its specialisation in what is undoubtedly a growth sector combine to give the business great potential. I am excited to be part of the team as we drive the business to new levels.”

Before joining iPass, Loewe held various executive positions with Cable & Wireless, Genuity, WorldCom, UUNET, and CompuServe. Lowe holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BSBA degree in Business/Computer Science from The Ohio State University.


Notes to editors:

About Rackspace Managed Hosting:

A recognised leader in the global managed hosting market, Rackspace Managed Hosting is a world-class service organisation delivering enterprise-level Web infrastructure and managed services to businesses of all sizes. Serving more than 13,000 customers across eight data centres worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s needs backed by a 100 per cent network uptime guarantee.

Founded in 1998, the company has received numerous awards for its brand of customer service known as Fanatical Support including the Unisys/Management Today 2005 Service Excellence Award. It has also been recognised in the 2007 Financial Times Best Places to Work Awards as one of the most ‘fun and friendly’ and ‘most welcoming’ places to work in the UK.

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