SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 18, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announcedthatEdward R. Kozel, Cisco's chief technical officer, has been appointed toCisco's board of directors.
Kozel is responsible for Cisco's strategic technology planning andacquisitions, strategic joint development projects and consultingengineering. Kozel is an industry innovator who previously worked atBoeing, McDonnell Douglas and SRI International, where he participated inthe early design and development of the Internetwork Protocol (IP) modeland TCP/IP, packet radio networks and highly distributed informationsystems.
"For the past several years, Ed Kozel has made significant contributions toCisco, demonstrating a strong understanding of the strategic planning andsound business judgment necessary to help drive Cisco's growth as anend-to-end internetworking provider," said John Morgridge, chairman of theboard at Cisco. "Recognizing the value of these efforts, we are pleased toformally welcome him as a member of the board."
Kozel will replace Dr. Michael S. Frankel, vice president and director ofthe Information, Telecommunications & Automation Division at SRIInternational in Menlo Park, who has served on Cisco's board since 1992.Frankel is resigning for personal reasons.
In addition to Morgridge and Kozel, other members of Cisco's board are JohnChambers, president and CEO of Cisco; Donald Valentine, general partner atSequoia Capital; James Gibbons, dean of engineering at Stanford University;Richard Moley, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's WANBusiness Unit; Robert Puette, president and CEO of NetFrame Systems;Masayoshi Son, president and CEO of SOFTBANK Corporation; and Steven West,president of Hitachi Data Systems.
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