Friday, June 6, 1997

Ontrack® signs VALTRON as service partner

Ontrack Data International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONDI), the world's leading data recovery service, today announced that it has signed VALTRON Technologies, Inc., one of the nation’s top mass storage sales, service, and repair companies, as its most recent Service Partner. Through this agreement, Ontrack will provide VALTRON with the comprehensive sales, training, and support necessary to serve the data recovery requirements of its customers. VALTRON will provide Ontrack with dedicated sales and marketing efforts focused on educating its customers about the availability and strength of Ontrack data recovery services.

The Ontrack Service Partner Program is an integral part of the Ontrack Marketing and Business Alliance (MBA) Program, a program designed to enhance the data recovery capabilities of third-party computer service providers. With the new data recovery service offerings, Service Partners have the ability to expand their businesses to better meet the needs of their customers. "With its mass storage industry experience and commitment to quality service and support, VALTRON is ideally suited to provide Ontrack data recovery services to its customers," said Marshall Warwaruk, Vice President of Business Development at Ontrack. "This partnership will provide customers with a quick and successful solution to data loss disasters."

“When evaluating partnership opportunities, we select only those companies that are the best in their industry and companies whose programs provide the most valuable benefits to our customers,” said Steve Nober, president of VALTRON. Ontrack and its MBA Program are a perfect fit for our partnering goals.”

VALTRON Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier of product and service solutions to the mass storage industry. Services include sales, repair, advance exchange, data recovery, and logistics management. Their comprehensive product support includes hard drives from 10 MB to 9 GB, 4 mm DAT drives, EXABYTE drives, ¼” tape drives, optical drives, and CD-ROMs. VALTRON is headquartered at 28309 Avenue Crocker, Valencia CA 91355, and can be reached by phone at 800-282-5876 and via the Internet at www.valtron.com.

Ontrack Data International, Inc. is a leading vendor of services and software designed to maximize the integrity and security of hard disk drive data. An Ontrack wholly-owned subsidiary, Ontrack Data Recovery, Inc., specializes in recovering lost or corrupted data from any hard drive or alternative storage device that has fallen victim to a hardware or system malfunction, human error, computer virus, natural disaster or computer crime. Understanding that time is critical, Ontrack offers emergency, weekend, on-site and priority service to help users avoid expensive downtime. Ontrack is headquartered at 6321 Bury Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55346, and can be reached by phone at 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161) and via the Internet at www.ontrack.com. In addition to its Minneapolis location, Ontrack also operates data recovery labs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London and Stuttgart.#####