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LinuxPR: Lineo Appoints Ishrate Hakim as VP of Asia Pacific

Jan 10, 2001, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in embedded Linux systems, real-time and high availability solutions, today announced the appointment of Ishrat Hakim as vice president of Asia Pacific sales and corporate development. Effective immediately, Hakim assumes responsibility for Lineo's overall sales strategy and execution in Asia Pacific for all countries and sales channels.Hakim will also have responsibility for Lineo investments and corporate development in Asia Pacific and will report directly to Richard Larsen, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Lineo."

"Ishrat is a solid addition to the Lineo sales team and provides us with the relationships, expertise and know how for doing business in the Asia Pacific region," said Richard Larsen, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Lineo, Inc. "Ishrat helps to round out the worldwide sales team and provides us with a core competency in an area of the world that we consider to be the epicenter of the embedded market. His past experience is invaluable to the future success of Lineo."

"Hakim brings more than 20 years of direct and indirect software sales, marketing and management experience to Lineo. Most recently, he headed worldwide sales of the Solaris operating system at Sun Microsystems and also served as the director of Asia Pacific Java and Network Systems product sales. During his six years at Sun, he also led Sun's Asia Pacific market penetration for consumer and embedded devices, wireless and broadband service providers, smartcards and digital television."

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