DICK SHERMAN DIES
Minneapolis, MN — Mr. J. Richard (Dick) Sherman was RCI’s founder and president. He held senior management positions with RCA, Univac, Control Data, and The Diebold Group. Later his focus moved to information and professional services and channels of distribution via INFO-DYNE, Inc. Dick established RCI, Ltd. to provide conceptual insight and information to the global HPC community, using specially developed research methodology and analysis techniques, and by addressing member-selected topics in lively, interactive member forums.
Dick was born 12/24/1933, died suddenly 7/4/2000. He was preceded in death by his father, John. He is survived by daughters, Vicky, Tracy (Rick Speas), Robin, Elizabeth; sons, Richard and Stephen; grandchildren, Dakota and Colton Speas; mother, Wanda Sherman; brothers, David (Sandra), Douglas (Genie), Charles; nieces & nephews. He was a loving and generous man.
COLLABWARE NAMES PRESIDENT OF FAR EAST OPERATIONS
Pittsburgh, PA. — CollabWare Corporation, a leader in web-based collaborative design and engineering products and services, announced that Minoru Tomijima has joined the company as President of Far East Operations. Tomijima, an industry veteran in the development of international sales and hi-tech product development, has over 19 years of experience, most recently with Invention Machine, FORMTEK, Inc., and Adobe Systems, Inc. One of Tomijima’s primary goals will be to develop the customer base in Asia, where the company sees the market for their web-based collaborative engineering solutions as being very promising. “After the U.S., Japan has shown the most interest in the services we offer through prodeveloper.net,” said company President and CEO Barry Moyer. “Part of of this interest stems from GS-Design [CollabWare’s innovative web-based CAD system] and it’s historical and technical ties to CADAM, which is still one of the leading 2D systems in Japan. Tomijima will lead our effort to provide a 3D transition strategy for those users.”
Tomijima is the former Vice President of Invention Machine where he developed and ran the company’s business in the Asian market growing the company from $0 to over $8,000,000 in sales. Prior to joining Invention Machine, Tomijima was Vice President of FORMTEK, Inc. where he led the systems integration and services for the company. Prior to that, Tomijima spent seven years with Adobe Systems, Inc. where, as Managing Director, he established and led that company’s Japanese business unit. “A key ingredient to CollabWare’s success will be to spread the word on our value proposition,” said Tomijima. “Our business model is extremely compelling – we use the web to integrate the product development cycle of all our customer’s engineering processes. I believe the traditional CAD/CAE/CAM business model will not survive, and that CollabWare’s business model will become the standard that takes us into the next generation.” CollabWare Corporation is an aggregator of web-based engineering products and services who, through their portal, http://www.prodeveloper.net , enable distributed product development teams to realize significant cost savings through increased productivity, lower capital expenditures and improved product quality. The company, which is an ASP as well as a software developer, was spun-out from Lockheed Martin in April, 1999, and maintains offices in Pittsburgh, Idaho Falls, Pasadena and San Francisco.
WAVESPLITTER ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF OPERATIONS
Fremont, CA — WaveSplitter Technologies, Inc., a worldwide supplier of fiber optic components for optical amplifier and DWDM systems, announced the appointment of Isaac Ohel to Vice President of Operations. Ohel joins WaveSplitter after spending 20 years at Agilent and Hewlett-Packard. In this newly created position, Ohel will be responsible for overseeing the entire order fulfillment process, with tasks including increasing manufacturing capacity, reducing cycle times and improving quality. “We are pleased to have Isaac join our experienced executive staff,” said Jerry Bautista, Senior VP of Technology and CTO at WaveSplitter. “Isaac brings a strong manufacturing background that will enable WaveSplitter to ramp up to meet the high demand for quality fiber optic devices. WaveSplitter has been successful in positioning itself as one of the primary leaders within the fiber optics industry and we look forward to strengthening the existing momentum for our next phase of growth. Isaac is the most qualified person to help us accomplish this goal.”
Ohel brings over 20 years of experience with him. Most recently he was Manufacturing Manager at Agilent/Hewlett-Packard, where he was selected to formulate the Integrated Circuits manufacturing strategy and lead a 400-person team across four manufacturing sites, including Southeast Asia. Prior to serving as Manufacturing Manager at Agilent, Ohel was the Manager of Fiber Optics Research and Development for the Optical Communications Division of HP. He led the fiber optics business unit in formulating the strategic business plan and determining product development direction and definitions. Visit http://www.wavesplitter.com/ for more information.
STORAGE TECH NAMES XEROX VETERAN CEO
Louisville, COLO. — Storage Technology Corp., a maker of storage devices for large corporate computer networks, said on Tuesday it named former Xerox Corp. executive Patrick Martin as president, chief executive and chairman. Martin, 59, replaces David Weiss, who leaves his post after four years. He will be based at the Louisville headquarters for the company, also known as StorageTek. The company’s stock price, which has fallen from a high of 51 two years ago, declined to 11-17/8 on Tuesday, down 3/16.
Martin, who was with Xerox for 23 years, was responsible for $8 billion in annual revenue as president of Xerox’s largest marketing operation, North American Solutions Group. He was also a corporate senior vice president at Xerox. Martin is the fourth person to hold the chairmanship of StorageTek since it was founded in 1969.
AFFUSO NAMED UNIGRAPHICS PRESIDENT AND CEO
St. Louis, MO. — The Unigraphics Solutions Inc. Board of Directors announced that Tony Affuso has been named President and CEO effective July 12, 2000 replacing John Mazzola who previously announced his plans to retire. Affuso will immediately assume Mazzola’s seat on the Unigraphics Solutions Board of Directors. Mazzola will remain with Unigraphics Solutions in a senior executive capacity. A search committee headed by Jeff Heller, Unigraphics Solutions Chairman of the Board, made the recommendation of Affuso upon completion of its activities. The committee was composed of both inside and outside board members.
Mr. Affuso joined Unigraphics Solutions in 1991, and most recently he has been Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Products and Operations for Unigraphics Solutions with responsibility for the software development and market direction of the company’s four product lines: Unigraphics, Solid Edge, IMAN and Parasolid. Mr. Affuso has over thirty years’ experience in the engineering and manufacturing industry, particularly with respect to automating development, design, and engineering processes.”Tony Affuso brings a wealth of both industry and Unigraphics Solutions experience to the CEO position,” said Jeff Heller. “Over the past nine years, he has played a major leadership role in the development of our software product suite, the success of many global customer implementations and the emergence of Unigraphics Solutions as the premier provider of product development solutions.” “Unigraphics Solutions is poised to move its customers into the era of c-commerce,” said Affuso. “This positioning and our performance are a tribute to John Mazzola. He not only has shaped UGS; but also, as a result of his contributions over the past 20 years, has become an icon in the CAD/CAM industry. I now look forward with tremendous enthusiasm to leading a Unigraphics Solutions team comprised of the highest caliber employees in the industry.”
JUNIPER NETWORKS NAMES SCLAVOS TO BOARD
Sunnyvale, CA — Juniper Networks, Inc. announced the appointment of Stratton Sclavos, president and CEO of VeriSign, to the board of directors. “Stratton brings a rare combination of vision, coupled with the proven ability to deliver, as evidenced by the success of VeriSign,” said Juniper Networks CEO, Scott Kriens. “Stratton’s experience in building VeriSign into an internet infrastructure franchise will bring invaluable insight to the future success of Juniper Networks,” said Kriens. “As the Internet and its uses continue to expand on a global basis each day, Juniper Networks is well positioned to deliver the world-leading products that will meet the performance and flexibility needed for the next generation of applications,” said Stratton Sclavos. “I’m honored to be joining the board of directors and I’m looking forward to helping Scott and the Juniper Networks team build a great company that can deliver on this promise,” said Sclavos.
Mr. Sclavos joined VeriSign as president and chief executive officer in July of 1995. Under his guidance the company has quickly grown to become the market leader in trusted certification services for the Internet. The company has been first to market with online Digital IDs for secure Web servers, browsers, e-mail packages, and payment applications and maintains a commanding market share in all the segments it serves. This relentless first to market approach has allowed the company to forge marketing and service relationships with the premier companies involved in Internet commerce including AOL, Microsoft, Netscape, and VISA International. Prior to joining VeriSign, Mr. Sclavos held executive management positions with several Silicon Valley technology companies. From 1994 to 1995, he was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales for Taligent Inc., a joint venture of Apple, IBM, and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Sclavos served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development for GO Corporation, a mobile computing company, from 1992-1993 culminating in the company’s eventual sale to AT&T. Prior to that he spent five years at MIPS Computer Systems in various executive positions and as a member of the senior management team during the company’s successful IPO in 1989 and subsequent merger with Silicon Graphics Inc. in 1992. Mr. Sclavos also held executive positions at Megatest Corporation, a semiconductor equipment firm, from 1982 through 1987.