Lyris Names Tina Stewart Senior Vice President, Marketing

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lyris, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LYRI) today announced the appointment of Tina Stewart to the role of senior vice president of marketing. Effective immediately, Stewart will be responsible for all aspects of Lyris' global corporate marketing organization and report to Wolfgang Maasberg, chief executive officer at Lyris.

Stewart brings more than 20 years of global marketing experience. Most recently, she served as senior director of Web and online strategy for Juniper Networks, a $3.5 billion networking, security and software company. While at Juniper, Stewart created an integrated Web and online marketing function represented in 14 countries and 10 languages, and created Juniper's first, unified global Web presence. Stewart also drove Juniper's social media strategy, including Juniper's J-Net Community (blog and technical forums), Twitter, Facebook and YouTube corporate presence. Previously, she was vice president of worldwide marketing for Arbor Networks, responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing. While at Arbor, the company received the "Gloat" award from BtoB Magazine for the "Lost" campaign focused on Enterprise and Service Provider markets.

"Tina's proven track record in corporate marketing and digital strategy will be instrumental as we continue to drive broader adoption of the Lyris HQ platform, and increase our presence among mid-market customers," said Wolfgang Maasberg, chief executive officer at Lyris. "This is an exciting time for Lyris as we adapt our business to address the emerging online marketing strategies. I look forward to working with Tina as we capitalize on these new opportunities." "Lyris is a great company with incredibly hard working and talented people. I am very excited to be joining Lyris as a member of Wolf's management team. Lyris HQ is a proven offering and Wolf has a dynamic vision for the company. I look forward to helping Lyris achieve its near-and long-term growth objectives," said Tina Stewart, senior vice president of marketing at Lyris.

Stewart also held senior marketing roles at Technology Information Strategies, Network Associates, Santa Cruz Operations (SCO) and Nortel Networks. Stewart holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations and a M.S. degree in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.

About Lyris Lyris, Inc. (OTCBB: LYRI.OB) is the integrated online marketing expert delivering the industry's first on-demand integrated marketing suite, Lyris HQ, to help marketers simplify their marketing efforts and optimize campaign ROI.

Lyris HQ's sophisticated, easy-to-use suite of tools provides marketers with best-of-breed applications for managing email marketing campaigns, tracking Web analytics, publishing and managing website content, creating landing pages, optimizing websites, paid search and search engine marketing, and integrating social media and mobile marketing campaigns. Clients include Expedia CruiseShipCenters, the British Museum Company, Matches and Eldorado Hotel & Casino. For more information, please visit The company is based in Emeryville, Calif.

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