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BW: ...VA Linux to Open Offices in France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland

Apr 25, 2000, 20:09 (0 Talkback[s])

"VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), a recognized leader in Linux and Open Source solutions for Internet infrastructure, today announced that it has named William Cobert as managing director of European operations."

"Cobert will lead the company's expansion into Europe and will report to Robert Russo, general manager and senior vice president of worldwide field operations for VA Linux Systems. The company is currently in the process of establishing its operations in France, Germany, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands. VA Linux Systems' European operations will be headquartered in Switzerland."

"As VA Linux expands as a global company, we look forward to working with new European customers to help them build out their Internet infrastructure," said Dr. Larry M. Augustin, president and CEO of VA Linux Systems. "We are very pleased that William Cobert has joined VA Linux to help us take advantage of the tremendous demand for Linux solutions in the European Internet market--and work with the wealth of outstanding talent in the Open Source developer community in Europe."

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