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internetnews.com: Sun Shifts Top Brass as Losses Mount

Apr 16, 2004, 13:45 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems Thursday announced additional restructuring of its executive teams as the company continues to suffer from 12 straight quarters of financial losses.

"The Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker, which reported its fiscal 2004 third quarter, said that it has completed its acquisition of Kealia, a privately held company based in Palo Alto, Calif. The deal brings Kealia co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim back to Sun as Chief Architect. Bechtolsheim was employee No. 1 at Sun and helped found the company along with Bill Joy, include Vinod Khosla and Sun's current chairman, president and CEO Scott McNeally.

"Sun also announced the departure of Mark Tolliver, chief marketing and strategy officer, and Neil Knox, executive vice president, volume systems products. The two men join Rich Green, who led Sun's software tools division, as executives that have left the company to pursue other interests in the last two weeks. The fate of Clark Masters, Sun's executive vice president of Enterprise Systems, is still undecided, according to newly appointed chief operating officer Jonathan Schwartz..."

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