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SUSE adds new Director of Sales North America

Today, SUSE Inc., the Oakland, CA, based subsidiary of the leading European Linux technology provider SUSE Linux AG, announced that Holger Dyroff has been appointed Director of Sales North America. Prior to this position, Holger successfully managed the Sales department in SUSE headquarters, working with SUSE since the company's inception.

Oakland, CA
February 26, 2001

As a further move to intensify its focus on the US operations and to more closely integrate the international management, SUSE Linux AG's Chief Technology Officer Dirk Hohndel will also serve as President of SUSE Inc.

"With Dirk and Holger as management team we feel ideally prepared to focus on sales of our award winning SUSE Linux operating system in the US and Canada, as well as adding additional push to our new business solution software like the SUSE Linux eMailServer II," says Roland Dyroff, CEO and Co-Founder of SUSE Linux AG. "Dirk has been responsible for our activities in the US for several years, which is now better documented in our management structure as well."

Volker Wiegand, the parting President of SUSE Inc., will return to Germany. "After doing a great job in Oakland in the past year, I respect Volker's wish to return to his family and to focus on SUSEsuccessful professional services business in Germany," added Dirk Hohndel.


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