LinuxGram: Penguin Reported To Be on Life Support, Management Wiped Out, Staff Decimated
Oct 17, 2001, 21:39 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Raga Rao)
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"Sources say Linux systems vendor Penguin Computing,
the one-time VA Linux Systems wannabe, is in tenuous circumstances
after annihilating its top management and instituting a big round
of layoffs. Except for the company's founder Sam Ockman, its
chairman and CTO, the entire senior management team has reportedly
either been fired or walked out.
The management section on Penguin's web site was erased today.
Up until yesterday, it listed nine executives including Ockman.
Penguin CEO Martin Seyer, who joined in January, has reportedly
been fired. He came from NCR, where he was VP of the High
Availability eCommerce Division. Penguin's VP of sales and
marketing Scott Weinbrandt and HR chief Michael Gornet were also
reportedly fired. Seyer and Weinbrandt, both server folk, had a
history with both NCR and Dell."
- Tonight Live: More good news for theKompany, PLUS who will be left standing?(Aug 14, 2001)
- NewsForge: Penguin Computing restructures, lays off 25%(Aug 13, 2001)
- Enterprise Linux Today: Penguin and Scyld Team on Customized Beowulf Clusters(Aug 01, 2001)
- Eric Raymond on the VA Linux Change of Course(Jun 28, 2001)
- Red Hat and Penguin Computing Announce Partnership(May 17, 2001)
- LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Packs Power and Performance Into Its 2U Rackmount Server(Feb 27, 2001)
- LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Appoints Scott Weinbrandt as Vice President of Marketing(Jan 29, 2001)
- LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Appoints John Page as Chief Financial Officer
(Jan 22, 2001)
- LinuxPR: Penguin Computing Appoints Martin Seyer as President and CEO
(Jan 17, 2001)
- PlanetIT: Ockman: Linux Still Rules Servers(Nov 08, 2000)