MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 11, 1993 -- Cisco Systems today announced theretirements of William J. O'Meara and Robert G. Sweifach, from its board ofdirectors, effective November 12, 1993. O'Meara is president and chiefexecutive officer of C-Cube Microsystems. Swiefach is a business consultant.
The nominating committee of Cisco's board of directors has named John T.Chambers, senior vice president of Cisco Systems, and David H. Ring,consultant, as replacements subject to approval of the next annual meetingof Cisco shareholders on November 12, 1993.
Chambers, 44, joined Cisco as senior vice president in January 1991.Prior to Cisco, he was with Wang Laboratories for eight years, mostrecently as senior vice president of U.S. operations.
Ring, 38, is a consultant to Cisco. From December 1988 to September 1993,he was Cisco's vice president of manufacturing. From 1981 to 1988 he helda variety of manufacturing, planning and financial positions at Rolm SystemsDivision of IBM. He also serves on the board of directors for Global VillageCommunications.
John P. Morgridge, Cisco president and chief executive officer, thankedO'Meara and Sweifach "for contributing more than four years each to thestrategic guidance of the company, during which we grew from $27 millionto $649 million in annual sales."
O'Meara has served on the Cisco board of directors since December 1988and Sweifach since August 1989.