Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the worlds leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Werner Knoblich as Vice President EMEA to head up business operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As part of his role he will be responsible for maintaining relations with major clients and developing joint strategies with the major associate companies such as Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, HP, Oracle, and SAP. Knoblich will report to Alex Pinchev, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales of Red Hat.
This appointment follows Knoblichs previous roles as Red Hat Open Source Marketing Manager and Director Northern Europe where he was responsible for operational business in the German-speaking countries, Great Britain, and Ireland. Since joining Red Hat in July 2003, Knoblich has successfully led a European team in developing Red Hat business outside America to 50 percent of total turnover.
After completing his business management studies, Knoblich gained extensive experience of building international business relations in the IT sector. He worked for IBM and software house USU before working with MainControl in the USA where as VP Customer Solutions and Pre-Sales, he was responsible for the care and development of world-wide customer relations. Before coming to Red Hat he also held the post of Vice President Customer Solutions for MRO Software, after the acquisition MainControl in May 2002.
"By appointing Werner Knoblich to Vice President EMEA, we are doing more than simply acknowledging his services to the company", says Alex Pinchev. "This appointment also highlights the growing significance of the EMEA economic area for us. We are now generating significantly more than 50 percent of our sales outside North America. In the last quarter of fiscal 2005 we have achieved twice as much turnover with Linux subscriptions than the second largest Linux provider worldwide. The dynamics of this market continue to be substantial, and we are certain that Werner Knoblich is the right man to promote and co-ordinate our continued growth in this region."
For more information please visit http://www.europe.redhat.com.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the worlds leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications, and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hats Open Source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.europe.redhat.com
Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release that are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, managements plans and objectives for future operations, and managements assessment of market factors, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, reliance upon strategic relationships, management of growth, the possibility of undetected software errors, the risks of economic downturns generally, and in Red Hats industry specifically, the risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures, the viability of the Internet, and other risks detailed in Red Hats filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SECs Web site at http://www.sec.gov
*LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat について
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.