Linuxcare Appoints Bob Walters as Vice President of Business Development

Linuxcare, a leading provider of customer services for enterprise Linux environments, has appointed Bob Walters as vice president of business development. Walters brings extensive senior management experience and a track record of building strategic industry alliances and managing successful acquisitions to the company.

He is also an experienced high-technology executive and a former Marine fighter pilot. Walters' appointment completes Linuxcare's executive management team. Prior to joining Linuxcare, he was vice president of corporate strategy at Informix, where he directed development of the firm's evolving business model and market positioning.

He also played a key role in acquiring Red Brick Systems, a multi-million dollar vendor of data warehouse software. Walters has ambitious plans for Linuxcare and believes that Linux and Open Source will transform the software ecosystem. He intends to strengthen and expand Linuxcare's business model, which is based on software as breakthrough services.

The growing Linux space is familiar to Walters, who championed porting Red Brick Warehouse to Linux while at Informix. Linuxcare is a market leader largely because its business model is correct, and Walters plans to stay out in front of the market. About Linuxcare, Inc. Linuxcare, Inc. is the leading provider of customer services for enterprise Linux environments, including technical support, professional services, education, and product certification. The company supports all major distributions of Linux, leading Open Source software solutions, and Linux-based enterprise database applications, on all major hardware platforms.

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