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Enterprise Linux Today: Derek J. Burney Appointed Corel President and CEO

Oct 03, 2000, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"Corel is pleased to announce that Derek J. Burney, its interim president and CEO, has been appointed to the positions of president and CEO on a permanent basis...."

"Derek has demonstrated to the board's satisfaction that he is well-qualified to lead Corel into an exciting and successful future," said Jim Baillie, chairman of Corel's board of directors. "He brings an outstanding level of enthusiasm and commitment to the job and is well-respected within Corel as its leader. The board is really impressed with Derek's accomplishments to date, especially how he negotiated our recently-announced alliance with Microsoft. The board decided there was no need to conduct a widespread search for a new president and CEO, since Derek is clearly the right person for the job."

"The other promotions include: Ian LeGrow, to executive vice-president, creative products; Graham Brown, to executive vice-president, business applications and Rene Schmidt, to executive vice-president, Linux products."

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