FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Linux NetworX Names Stephen Hill President/CEO and Bernard Daines Chairman of the Board
Influential Industry Experts Set to Lead Company to Continued Success
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 4, 2002 - Linux NetworX, a provider of powerful and easy-to-manage cluster supercomputing solutions, announced today Bernard Daines has been elected chairman of the board and Stephen Hill has been named president and CEO. Daines, a recognized expert in the networking and Ethernet industry, has been a member of the company?s board of directors for more than two years. Former Linux NetworX Vice President Stephen Hill replaces Glen Lowry as president and CEO.
Daines was instrumental in the development of the IEEE standards and innovative solutions for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet networking technology. Linux cluster supercomputing, the technology Linux NetworX specializes in, relies on fast networks such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet to connect multiple computers together to form a unified and powerful system. With more than 30 years experience in the networking industry, Daines is poised to guide Linux NetworX as it advances its technology and grows its customer-base.
As president and CEO, Hill will direct overall company strategy and continue to position Linux NetworX as the leading Linux clustering company. Hill formerly served as Linux NetworX Vice President, helping the company gain capital funding and form technology relationships. He is best-known for his work as one of the lead counsel for Caldera, Inc. in its historic antitrust lawsuit settlement over Microsoft Corp.
Since designing and delivering the world?s first commercial Linux cluster supercomputer in 1997, Linux NetworX has delivered industry-leading cluster systems and management tools to some of the largest organization worldwide. The company?s award-winning products help organizations achieve supercomputing power for a lower cost-of-ownership.
Former Linux NetworX President and CEO Glen Lowry opted to leave the company in Oct. 2001. Hill has acted as the company?s president and CEO since that time, and officially accepted the position in Feb. 2002.
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About Bernard Daines
Bernard Daines has over 30 years experience delivering innovative solutions in the high-speed networking industry. He is widely recognized as an expert in Ethernet technology. Daines has been instrumental in the development of the IEEE standards and innovative solutions for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. His contributions to the advancement of the networking industry have been recognized on a worldwide basis. He is often called upon to provide insight at conferences and industry forums. Daines also serves as CEO and CTO of World Wide Packets, a company that offers cost effective solutions to bring broadband services to the end subscriber via optical networks. In 1994 he founded Packet Engines, a Gigabit Ethernet routing switch manufacturer, sold to Paris-based Alcatel in 1998. In 1992, Daines co-founded Grand Junction Networks, a Fast Ethernet switch manufacturer, sold to Cisco Systems in 1995.
Daines holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Brigham Young University and was instrumental in the development of the Computer Science department at BYU, lending his expertise in course instruction and curriculum formation.
About Stephen Hill
As president and CEO, Hill works closely with the company?s board of directors to drive the overall direction of the company. Having formerly served as vice president for Linux NetworX, Hill was key to raising capital funding and helping to form key technology relationships for the company. He brings with him a keen understanding of the role the Linux operating system is playing in today?s marketplace. Hill played an integral role in Caldera, Inc.?s antitrust lawsuit settlement with Microsoft Corp., acting as one of the lead counsel, assembled the trial team, and served as the point of contact for negotiations in the settlement.
Hill is a recognized expert in the high-tech field and has been interviewed by various international and national print and broadcast media. He received a bachelor?s degree in economics from BYU. Hill then earned his law degree from BYU, where he was an article editor of the Law Review. He was admitted to the Bar in Washington in 1977 and in Utah in 1981. Prior to joining Linux NetworX, Mr. Hill worked for Snow, Christensen & Martineau in Salt Lake City where for many years he represented Novell, Caldera and other technology companies in antitrust and other commercial litigation matters.
About Linux NetworX
Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) brings its powerful cluster supercomputing systems and empowering management tools to organizations demanding high performance computing and high availability systems. Linux NetworX provides solutions for organizations involved in oil and gas exploration, aeronautical and chemical modeling, biotechnology research, graphics rendering and visual effects, Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, and other technological research fields. Through its innovative Evolocity hardware, award-winning ICE cluster management tools and professional service and support, Linux NetworX provides industry-leading clustering solutions. To date, the company has built some of the largest cluster systems in the world, and boasts numerous Fortune 500 customers.
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