Sybase has been on a pre-Christmas shopping spree for senior executives.
It has appointed a long term survivor from Ingres and Informix, as well as a clutch of people from Siemens Pyramid, the former company of Sybase president John Chen.
Eric Miles, formerly vice president of database products at Informix, and before that, president for database and tools at Ingres, will assume repsonsibility for product operations at Sybase. Miles will be responsible for overall product quality and technical innovation in his new post.
Joining him will be Dr Raj Nathan, formerly president and chief executive officer at Siemens Pyramid, the former home of Sybase president John Chen. Chen joined Sybase as president and chief operating officer earlier this year. Nathan will take charge of integrating business planning and monitoring corporate quality at Sybase.
Sybase business development will now be the responsibility of Steve Capelli, who will work on pricing issues and be responsible for compensation strategies for field operations. Capelli was chief financial officer at Siemens Pyramid.
Worldwide customer services and support will now be handled by Richard LaBarbera, who held a similar post at Siemens Pyramid, while Sun Microsystems veteran Linda Gladden will be charged with building a global template for channels as well as assuming day to day responsibility for US channel activities.
Meanwhile, a former Sybase high flyer Dave Litwack has acccepted a seat on the board of directors of object oriented database company Object Design. Litwack was president of the Powersoft tools company which was bought by Sybase. Litwack then became vice president of Sybase's worldwide product business until he quit to beceome president and chief executive officer of privately held Web application development firm Silverstream Software.
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