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LinuxPR: MontaVista Extends Global Reach with New VP of International Sales

Jun 01, 2000, 17:41 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Embedded Systems Veteran Patrice Commune brings 15 years Sales and Marketing Experience to Embedded Linux Supplier"

"MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux® operating system for embedded applications, today announced that Patrice Commune has joined the company as vice president of International Sales. Commune brings with him over 15 years of embedded and real-time sales and marketing experience, and high visibility in global embedded systems markets. Commune's responsibilities will include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and ROW regions, including establishing a direct presence in those territories.

"In his new position, Commune will assume the responsibilities of MontaVista international operations at the company's recently-inaugurated European headquarters in Paris. Commune will continue to build the international team that is expected grow the company's European organization and support infrastructure to over twenty in coming months. He will lead the company's entries into Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Nordic countries. "There is no one better qualified in this entire industry to take on this role," comments Brian Grega, MontaVista vice president of Worldwide Sales. "When MontaVista embarked on its international expansion earlier this year, our search for a world-class sales executive began and ended with Patrice."

"Commune adds his 15-year embedded / real-time background to MontaVista's unrivaled 300+ man years of embedded development, sales and marketing experience. Jim Ready, embedded industry pioneer and MontaVista president/CEO, explains "Patrice epitomizes MontaVista's value-add for embedded Linux. He focuses his hard-won expertise on developer needs and real-world embedded designs, especially for Linux-based telecommunications, networking and consumer applications."

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