Zander Named President of Sun Microsystems

Edward Zander '68 was named president of Sun Microsystems Inc. in April, expanding his role at Sun where he has held numerous positions since his arrival in 1987, most recently as chief operating officer.
 
"Ed has been a key leader for Sun and deserves the recognition for driving the operations of the company to this point," said Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun.
 
"We're coming off four years of continuous growth," said Zander. "With the rate of R&D investment we are making, the expanded opportunities with industry leading partners and the rapid acceptance of our '.com' strategy, Sun's future is very bright. We are in the right place at the right time."
 
Zander is responsible for Sun's seven product divisions, including engineering and product development, sales, service, and marketing. In addition, Sun's chief technology officer and corporate brand marketing also report to him.
 
Zander has more than 25 years of experience in the computer industry. Prior to Sun, he held management positions at Apollo, Data General, and Raytheon. He earned his bachelor's in electrical engineering from Rensselaer and his MBA from Boston University.
 
Founded in 1982, Sun Microsystems is a leading provider of hardware, software, and services for building intranets and using the Internet. With revenues of $10.5 billion, the company has offices in 150 countries.

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