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Mariner Welcomes Rodney Phillips To Executive Team


Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics Data Platform and
Cloud Platform, announced today the appointment of Rodney Phillips as
Executive Vice President of Sales for its newly formed IIoT subsidiary,
Spyglass Connected Solutions, Inc.

In this role, Rodney will lead the sales and channels team for Spyglass,
an IIoT connected factory solution powered by Microsoft Azure, that
enables manufacturers to reduce unplanned downtown, improve product
quality, and balance production. As part of the Spyglass leadership
team, he will help drive the company's strategic priorities: creating a
great company culture, achieving customer success, and driving
profitable growth.

"We are thrilled to welcome Rodney to Mariner and our Spyglass executive
team," said Philip Morris, CEO and Co-founder of Mariner. "I have had
the pleasure of knowing Rodney professionally for many years. He is a
proven and well-rounded business leader with an extensive career in
enterprise software sales and delivery leadership. Rodney exemplifies a
level of excellence in customer engagement that will accelerate our
strategic goal of creating customer success with Spyglass and becoming a
leading IIoT solution for manufacturers to digitally transform their
business. In addition, he will lead the growth of our sales organization
to meet the needs of Spyglass and our customers."

Rodney brings over 35 years of experience in the IT Industry with roles
spanning sales management, consulting services, enterprise software
sales, product management, project management and consulting delivery.
He has a passion for building and leading high performing sales teams,
coaching talent, and identifying solutions to fuel the sales engine that
ultimately drives customer success. Rodney joins Spyglass from 19 years
at Microsoft in service delivery and sales management leadership roles.
Prior to Microsoft, he spent 17 years at Duke Energy in IT management.

"I'm truly honored to join Mariner at such a pivotal time for
manufacturers as they consider how to harness the Industrial Internet of
Things to drive their Digital Transformation," said Phillips. "I'm
looking forward to leading customers through their digital
transformation journey and leveraging Spyglass to transform the
manufacturing industry one factory at a time".

Phillips will be working in a national role, based out of Mariner's
Charlotte office.

About Mariner. Mariner provides industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and
analytic products and services for better decision-making to discrete
and process manufacturers, worldwide. Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Partner
for over 15 years, offers Spyglass, a comprehensive Microsoft Azure
cloud-based IoT Platform helping manufacturers achieve high return on
IIoT investments.

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