APPLE AND IBM NAME EXECUTIVES, BOARD FOR TALIGENT INC.
APPLE AND IBM NAME EXECUTIVES, BOARD FOR TALIGENT INC. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Inc.
(NASDAQ: AAPL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the appointment of senior officers and the board of directors for Taligent Inc. Established as a joint venture between IBM and Apple, Taligent is a key component in the two companies' sweeping October 1991 technology alliance. Taligent, which will operate as an independent venture with its own board, is developing a new genre of system software based entirely on object-oriented technology.
The companies announced that Joseph M. Guglielmi was named chairman and chief executive officer, and Edward W. Birss was named chief operating officer of Taligent. Guglielmi, 50, leaves his post as IBM vice president and general manager, Marketing and Business Development, Personal Systems, to join Taligent. Birss, 39, was Apple's senior vice president and general manager of the Object-based Systems division. "Taligent is up and running," said John Sculley, Apple's chairman and chief executive officer. "The appointment of seasoned technology and marketing leaders from both companies signals that Taligent is in the best possible position to define the next generation of computer usage." "The Apple-IBM alliance continues to gain momentum," said James A. Cannavino, IBM vice president and general manager, Personal Systems. "We've already shipped our first connectivity products. Now, we're moving forward with a new company that will set the pace in software technology for the whole information industry." Also appointed to executive posts at Taligent were the following: -- Randall S. Livingston, 38, chief financial officer. He was Apple's director of corporate development. -- Michael J. Potel, 43, vice president, Engineering. He was Apple's director of engineering, Object-based Systems division. -- Richard J. Berzle, 40, vice president, Marketing. He was Apple's business manager, Object-based Systems division. -- Mark A. Vickers, 32, director of Product Definition and chief technologist. At Apple, he was manager of the Object-based System software engineering organization. -- Douglas R. Brent, 37, director of Project Engineering. He was Apple's manager of the Object-based System development environment. -- Susan C. Pohl, 45, director of Human Resources. She was Apple's Human Resources Manager. -- Gerard J. Fassig, 53, controller. He was IBM's manager of Strategy and Investment at its Santa Teresa Lab in San Jose. The Taligent board comprises six directors. Appointed to the board were the following: -- Joseph A. Graziano, Apple's executive vice president and chief financial officer. -- Richard A. Guarino, vice president, Apple Alliance, IBM Personal Systems. -- Dr. David C. Nagel, Apple's senior vice president, Advanced Technology Group. -- M. Bernard Puckett, IBM vice president and general manager, Application Solutions. Guglielmi will be chairman of the board as Taligent chief executive officer. The sixth director will be named at a later date. Taligent will sublease space from Apple in Cupertino, Calif. until a permanent location in the Santa Clara Valley area of California is found. Taligent begins business with more than 160 employees. Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. IBM is a registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corp. Taligent is a trademark of Taligent Inc. -0- 2/24/92 /CONTACT: Christopher Escher of Apple Computer Inc., 408-974-2202; or David Harrah of IBM, 914-765-6666; or Loretta Stagnitto of Taligent Inc., 408-974-0455/ (AAPL IBM) CO: Apple Computer, Inc.; IBM; Taligent, Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PER
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