Cisco Systems Appoints New Vice Presidents for Marketing and Finance
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 9, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announcedthe appointment of three new vice presidents: Rick Timmins as vicepresident and corporate controller; Stephen DeWitt as vice president ofenterprise marketing; and Keith Fox as vice president of corporatemarketing.
Timmins, 43, will assume responsibility for accounting and externalreporting functions for the company, as well as act as controller forCisco's six business units. Timmins will report to Larry Carter, vicepresident and chief financial officer.
"Rick Timmins' background and skills in accounting, coupled with his over22 years of experience in financial management positions, is consistentwith Cisco's commitment to enhance our worldwide financial supportcapabilities," Carter said.
Before joining Cisco, Timmins was vice president and controller of theMicrocontroller Technologies Group of Motorola's Semiconductor Sector.Prior to that position, he was vice president and controller for NipponMotorola Ltd. in Japan. Timmins holds a bachelor of science degree inaccounting and finance from the University of Arizona and a master's degreein business administration from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.Timmins is also a certified public accountant.
DeWitt, 30, has responsibility for cross-business-unit delivery ofcomplete, integrated enterprise solutions to Cisco's traditional customers.Fox, 37, will be responsible for the high-volume market, extending Cisco'sreach into the mid-tier and SOHO markets, and expanding interactiveInternet marketing and delivery tools for Cisco products and services.Both DeWitt and Fox will report to John Chambers, president and chiefexecutive officer.
"Keith Fox's breadth of experience with the mid-tier and home office willhelp Cisco expand its efforts even further into this rapidly growingmarket," Chambers said. "Steve DeWitt's experience with the business unitmodel and the integration of acquired companies will serve Cisco well as itcontinues to grow its enterprise offerings."
DeWitt most recently served as vice president of marketing for SymantecCorp., following his tenure as general manager of Symantec Canada Ltd.Prior to that position, he held sales and marketing posts at CorporateSoftware Canada Ltd. and Corporate Software Inc. DeWitt holds a bachelorof science degree in finance and economics from Babson College.
Fox held several executive-level positions at Apple Computer prior tojoining Cisco, most recently vice president for the worldwide home market.Previous positions included vice president of marketing for Apple USA andHome Market Apple USA, and vice president for Business and GovernmentMarketing Apple USA. Fox earned a bachelor of science degree from theUniversity of Connecticut and a master's degree in business administrationfrom Babson College.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the leading globalsupplier of internetworking solutions,including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-upaccess servers and network management software. These products, integratedby the Cisco IOS(tm) software, linkgeographically dispersed LANs, WANs andIBM networks. Cisco news and product/service information are available atWorld Wide Web site http://www.cisco.com. Cisco is headquartered in SanJose, Calif.
Posted: Fri Feb 9 16:23:23 PST 1996
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