announced the appointment of a new head of central European operations,
Dieter Hoffmann, who will hold responsibility for the company's general
management, including sales, training and marketing across Germany,
Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe.
Having studied telecommunications engineering, Hoffmann went on to gain a
strong background in telecommunications from previous roles at Deutsche
Telekom, Siemens and Cadence Design Systems. He joins Red Hat from
Cygnus, where his focus was on large embedded services projects.
Commenting on his new role, Hoffmann says: "Over the last year Red Hat has
made tremendous progress across Europe and now one of the key drivers for
moving forward will be a focus on the embedded market space. There are
great opportunities for Red Hat in this area, supported by the strong
relationships the company has formed with leading international vendors
and, on a local level, with key regional partners."
Colin Tenwick, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Europe,
comments: "Dieter brings a wealth of experience with him to this role, in
particular to the embedded arena, but will also be integral in promoting
Red Hat's training and support services across the German-speaking
markets. We are very pleased to have him on board to ensure that Red Hat
continues to be at the forefront of driving Linux as an alternative
operating system to Unix, Novell Netware and Windows 2000 across Europe."
About Red Hat,
Founded in 1994, Red Hat is a leader in the development of Linux-based
operating system software (OS) and services. Based in Durham, N.C., Red
Hat builds the most accessible and advanced server OS available anywhere
with technical innovations such as RPM and the disk druid installation
tool. Red Hat Linux is available for Intel, Compaq Alpha and Sun SPARC
platforms. Red Hat Linux available directly from the company and through
Red Hat's partner, distributor and reseller programs, which include top PC
and server manufacturers like Dell, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Red Hat Europe was established in July 1999 with its European headquarters
based in Surrey, United Kingdom and offices throughout Europe. Red Hat
Linux is sold and supported through a number of major distribution and
industry partners throughout Europe from www.europe.redhat.com/shop.
Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for four years in
a row, was given a productivity accolade in Software Development's Jolt
Awards, was named an environment/desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis
European Excellence Awards, won the editor's choice awards from the Linux
Journal and Australian Personal Computing magazines, and won the 'Just
Plain Cool' award from Australian Personal Computing magazine.
At March's LinuxWorld Expo, more than 8,000 members of the Linux community
voted Red Hat a 'LinuxWorld Favorite'. Red Hat Linux recently won a
Product Excellence award from Software Development Magazine.
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