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Sun Microsystems veteran becomes new TimeSys CEO

Jan 30, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Pittsburgh, PA — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation today announced the appointment of Francis X. Dougherty as CEO. Responsible for leading overall company initiatives and directing long-term company goals, Dougherty assumes the role of CEO from TimeSys President and CEO Srini Vasan. Vasan will continue on as President, focused on building TimeSys' service products, which include professional services, training and system engineering products.

A nineteen year veteran of the high-technology world, Dougherty comes to TimeSys after 12 years at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he played an integral role in the deployment of the company's Java Technology. Dougherty served most recently as Director of Technical Operations in Sun's Software Products and Platforms Division. At Sun, Dougherty climbed the ranks from Systems Engineer, responsible for providing pre-sales customer support. From there, he became Manager of Sun's Eastern Area Porting Center, responsible primarily for migrating 3rd party applications to Sun's newly launched Solaris Operating System and focused on long term strategic account penetration. Dougherty then held positions in the company's newly-formed JavaSoft division, working on both the technical and sales sides of the business and helping drive the technology to ubiquity. His penultimate position within the company was running OEM and Technology Sales, for Sun's technology products in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his tenure at Sun, Dougherty worked with CAD/CAM applications, and focused heavily on the Unix operating system and network technologies, at Prime Computer, Inc. and Robert J. Sigel, Inc.

Dougherty earned a BS in Computer Science, graduating with Honors from Mercer University's Stetson School of business and Economics in Georgia. He resides in San Jose, CA with his wife and two children.

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