SANTA ANA, Calif., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Rochlin as vice president of government and defense. Rochlin, a twenty-year military veteran with three decades of experience in developing and deploying technology solutions for government and military needs, will head sTec's expanding federal vertical-market team based in the Washington, D.C., area. Rochlin will lead sTec's business development and support organization dedicated to providing the company's enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions to federal agencies and their contractors worldwide. He reports to Vaughn Miller, sTec® vice president of business development. "Mark is a results-driven professional with a proven track record of successfully meeting and exceeding the technology requirements of federal agencies and their contractors," said Miller. "An effective manager with a broad vision on how to tackle complex challenges, his experience as a technologist in government and aerospace, both U.S. and international, is ideal for sTec as we expand the role of our solid-state storage solutions in the government and defense sectors." Rochlin comes to sTec from The Aerospace Corp., where he was principal director for commercial, international and Homeland Security programs. There, he developed marketing and sales strategies and managed direct deliveries to a wide variety of customers, both domestic and international. Prior to that position, Rochlin served as senior assistant for aerospace technology for the Office of the Secretary of Defense., where he developed protocols and implemented programs for national security. He has served as the Department of Defense (DoD) member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. A recognized expert in the Export Arms Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation, he held a leadership role in the President's Program for Technology Safeguards Monitoring. Additionally, he served as a senior advisor to the DoD Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary's staffs.