People and Positions: AOL’s Andreessen Steps Down. Open Mkt Senior VP Resigns. OMG Names New Board Member.

September 17, 1999



Dulles, VA — America Online Inc. Friday said Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen is stepping aside as chief technology officer of the world’s top Internet services company. The chief strategist of AOL ally Sun Microsystems Inc., William Raduchel, will take Andreessen’s place.

America Online said Andreessen will advise AOL on emerging technologies and new investments, splitting his time between working with start-ups and with AOL on technology issues and potential investments. AOL chairman and CEO Steve Case said Andreessen had “wanted to spend more time working with start-ups.”


Burlington, MA — Open Market, Inc., the market share leader in Internet commerce software, announced that Peter Woon, senior vice president of Engineering at Open Market has resigned in order to pursue an opportunity as the division president and Chief Operating Officer of Insurance Technology Services of America, Inc. (ITSA). ITSA is a 200 person subsidiary of Insurance Holdings of America, Inc. (IHA), focused on providing business-to-business and e-commerce platforms for the insurance industry.

“In the nearly four years that Peter has been a part of Open Market he has made significant contributions in establishing the engineering function and the overall success of the business, said Gary Eichhorn, president and CEO of Open Market. “Open Market has a strong team in place to continue to drive our leadership in the e-business marketplace.”


McLean, VA — At its most recent Technical Meeting, the Object Management Group (OMG) elected Bill Ruh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Concept Five Technologies, to its Board of Directors. The Board is accountable for business affairs, holds final voting responsibilities for technology adoptions, and upholds the bylaws of the OMG.

“Bill Ruh will be a real asset to the OMG’s Board of Directors,” commented Richard Soley, chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group. “His expertise will help the OMG increase its influence in distributed object computing and enterprise-wide component-based development. Concept Five Technologies’ leadership, especially in the area of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) as it applies to e-business, has been instrumental in advancing the acceptance of CORBA, UML and our other standards. I know our Board will benefit from Bill’s valuable insight into our strategic direction and his ideas on our technological vision.” For more information visit


Orem, UT — Viewpoint Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computer Associates International Inc., announced that Michael Lundberg has been appointed president.

Lundberg succeeds Martin Plaehn, who recently left the company to pursue other opportunities. Previously vice president of marketing, Lundberg, who has been with Viewpoint since 1998, has assumed overall responsibility for the company. For additional information visit


Grenoble, France — Grenoble-based MEMSCAP S.A. announced it has selected MEMS computer-aided design expert Mary Ann Maher to lead its strategic technology operations. As executive vice president of technology, Maher will report to president and CEO Jean-Michel Karam, and will be responsible for overseeing all product development as MEMSCAP expands its portfolio of high-performance MEMS design tools and intellectual property.

Maher comes to MEMSCAP from Tanner Research where, as director of advanced products, she brought to market all of Tanner’s MEMS and multi-chip module design software and developed a design methodology for MEMS that combines system and device level procedures. Prior to her directorship she was software architect, specifying Tanner’s critical IC design tools. During her time at Tanner she was responsible for securing several multi-million dollar government awards for MEMS design tool development and parallel circuit simulation, serving as principal investigator on those programs. For more information visit


Nashua, NH — Storage Computer Corporation, worldwide provider of software-driven storage solutions, announced the appointment of Charles Geiger to the position of area sales director, West Coast. In this position, Geiger will be responsible for first establishing new channel relationships for the Company’s StorageSuite product line and also for building and managing the company’s direct sales channel in the region.

“Charlie has spent his career developing channel programs for new technologies in the storage arena,” states Keith Perry, senior vice president. “He is extremely talented at conveying the value of advanced technology and clearly defining how these technologies will integrate into accepted paradigms to potential channel partners. Storage Computer is pleased to have Charlie lead the company’s sales activities on the West Coast.” For more information visit


Atlanta, GA — The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) announced that the DMTF Board of Directors has recently elected Jim Turner, Director of Marketing in Cisco System’s Enterprise Management Business Unit, as the new DMTF Chairman. Turner will help define the DMTF’s overall strategy and direction as the DMTF continues to evolve into the industry organization that is unifying management standards.

“I am very gratified to see the rapid progress the DMTF has made in transforming management initiatives such as WBEM from the germ of a good idea, into a set of industry standards that promote true cross-platform management interoperability,” said Jim Turner. “I am very pleased to have been a part of this effort, and I look forward to continued achievements by the DMTF.” For more information visit

— This file compiled by Steve Fisher, HPCwire managing editor. Email: [email protected]


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