Raleigh News & Observer: Red Hat Hire Announced
Jan 08, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Tom Rabon, most recently the global vice president of public
affairs for Lucent Technologies, a former lobbyist for AT&T and
three-term state legislator from Brunswick County, on Monday became
Red Hat's senior vice president for corporate affairs.
"Rabon, who retired from Lucent in November and was pursued by
Red Hat Chief Matthew Szulik for months before agreeing to sign on,
said he has been a long-time fan of Red Hat and the open-source
software movement. "I think, based on what I know and what I've
learned about the company and about open source, the best days lie
"Reporting directly to Szulik, Rabon will use his experience
working with governments around the world to help Red Hat land more
customers in the public sector..."