SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 1994 -- Carol Bartz, president, CEO andchairman of Autodesk, Inc., the industry's sixth-largest PC softwarecompany, has been appointed to the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Bartz becomes the eighth member of Cisco's board, joining JohnMorgridge, Cisco president, CEO and board chairman; John Chambers, Ciscosenior vice president; Donald Valentine, partner at Sequoia Capital;Michael Frankel, vice president of SRI International; James Gibbons, dean ofengineering at Stanford University; David Ring, former Cisco vice presidentof manufacturing; and Robert Puette.
Bartz became president of Autodesk, the worldwide leader incomputer-aided design automation software, in April 1992. She previouslyheld positions at Sun Microsystems, most recently serving as vice presidentof worldwide field operations and as an executive officer. Prior to joiningSun, Bartz held product line and sales management posts at DigitalEquipment Corp. and 3M Corp. She graduated with honors in Computer Sciencefrom the University of Wisconsin in 1971.
"During her career at Sun Microsystems and more recently as presidentof Autodesk, Ms. Bartz has excelled at directing worldwide sales, serviceand support of computer system customers," Morgridge said. "We arefortunate to have access to her experience."
Cisco Systems, Inc., is the leading worldwide supplier ofhigh-performance, multimedia and multiprotocol internetworking products,including routers, bridges, workgroup systems for 10-Mbps/100-Mbps datatransmission, ATM switches, communication servers, and router managementsoftware. Cisco technology is used to build enterprise-wide networkslinking an unlimited number of geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBMSNA networks. In the United States, Cisco is traded over the counter underthe NASDAQ symbol CSCO.
Posted: Jun 10 12:13:43 1994