Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Narendra (Naren) Gupta, Vice Chairman of Wind River Systems, has joined Red Hat's board of directors. Gupta has over 30 years' experience in the technology industry.
Dr. Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI) in 1980 to develop products for embedded software development which went public in 1990. Dr. Gupta served as ISI's President and CEO from founding until 1994 and as Chairman until 2000. Integrated Systems merged with Wind River Sytems in 2000 and Dr. Gupta has served as Wind River's Vice Chairman since then. He also served as the interim President/CEO of Wind River from June 2003 to January 2004.
In addition to Wind River and Red Hat, Dr. Gupta serves on the boards of Tibco Software and privately-held companies. He also serves as a board member for two non-profit organizationsâeuro"the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley and the American India Foundation.
"Red Hat and our shareholders are fortunate to have a leader like Naren join our Board. As a Red Hat Director, Naren's values and technical vision will be a great asset to the global open source community," said Matthew Szulik, Chairman and CEO of Red Hat.
"I am extremely pleased to join a dynamic enterprise, that is changing and extending the foundation of computer software and has an opportunity continue to do so for years to come," added Naren Gupta.
Dr. Gupta received a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, in 1969, a master's degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1970 and a Ph.D. degree from the Stanford University in 1974.
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