SuSE CTO and President Says Good-ByeAug 28, 2001, 16:43 (5 Talkback[s])
Oakland, Calif. - 08/28/2001 After three years in the management team of SuSE Linux, Dirk Hohndel announced his decision to leave the company. His years of excellent service and vision in helping guide SuSE to its present successful position are unparalleled within the industry. Dirk steps away from SuSE to pursue his personal and professional interests.
Dirk became involved with Linux in the early beginnings of the operating system and soon focused on the XFree86 project. In addition to his work at SuSE, he leaves a recognized mark of contribution to the development of Linux and the Open Source computing. His departure from SuSE comes at a time when SuSE gathers its forces and resources to strengthen SuSE as a business positioning itself to lead the world towards what is the most powerful and acknowledged alternative to the dominance of one proprietary operating system.
Stationed in the US, Holger Dyroff, Director of Sales, continues to be the main US spokesperson and representative for SuSE Linux in the US.
SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Inc., based in Oakland, CA, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. With a workforce of more than 500 people worldwide, SuSE has offices throughout Europe, Latin America and in the US.