Source: America Online
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 1996--Geoworks (Nasdaq/National Market System Symbol: GWRX), a leading provider of operating systems and application software to the emerging consumer computing device (CCD) market, today named Grover Righter to the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing. Reporting directly to Gordon Mayer, Geoworks President and CEO, Righter will be responsible for developing product and market strategies, as well as non-OEM relationships.
`As Geoworks cements its position as a market leader and GEOS- based devices proliferate in the worldwide market, Grover's background and experience in strategic marketing and planning will prove invaluable,` said Gordon Mayer.
Righter joins Geoworks from Santa Cruz Operation, a $200 million publicly held software company, where, as Vice President of Strategic Marketing, he drove the direction and positioning of the company. Prior positions held at SCO include a tenure as Vice President of Marketing - Americas and Vice President of Product Management.
`Joining a company like Geoworks and being in a position to drive an emerging market is an exciting opportunity for me,` said Righter. `Geoworks' partnerships with leading hardware manufacturers like Ericsson, Hewlett- Packard, Nokia and Toshiba, provide a wealth of opportunities in new strategic markets and product categories.`
Before joining SCO, Righter served as Novell's Vice President of UNIX Products where he established product and market strategy for Novell's entry into the UNIX-packaged product market. He also held the positions of Director of NetWare Products Group and Director of Hybrid Systems. In addition, Righter worked as a Standards Consultant for both AT&T and Unisys.
Righter earned a bachelor of science in computer science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He also served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. About Geoworks
Geoworks develops and markets the GEOS operating system and application software for the emerging consumer computing devices (CCD) market. GEOS is a powerful, compact, object-oriented operating system platform intended for use in a range of mobile computing devices including electronic organizers, smart phones and PC companions. The company's continued focus on efficiency and enhanced functionality is designed to enable the development of affordable, feature-rich devices for the mobile device market.
GEOS licensees include leading manufacturers such as Ericsson, Toshiba Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Nokia, Brother International Corp. and Canon Business Machines. For additional information contact Geoworks at 1-510-814-1660 or on the World Wide Web at http://www.geoworks.com/.