ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2013 – Wind River®, a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, today announced that Ken Klein has resigned as the company's president, effective immediately. The company also announced that its Board of Directors has appointed chief operating officer (COO) Barry Mainz as his successor as president. Mr. Klein will continue as a non-employee member of the Board.
Intel Corporation president and Wind River chairman Renée James, commented, "Ken Klein's legacy at Wind River and contributions to the embedded industry are exceptional. The Board would like to express its deep appreciation to Ken for his invaluable contributions to the company and we look forward to continuing to receive his insight and expertise as a member of the Board.”
"The Board is delighted to appoint Barry Mainz as the next president of Wind River,” continued Ms. James. "Barry has played an instrumental role in Wind River's success, leading several of Wind River's largest business groups. We anticipate a smooth transition and we believe that he is the right leader for the company in its next era of growth.”
"I am very proud of our accomplishments during my tenure over the last decade, and want to thank Wind River employees, customers, and partners for their support as we extended the company's position as a global industry leader,” said Mr. Klein. "With the exploding Internet of Things, the massive transformation in networking, and the compelling need for trusted systems, huge market opportunities are moving towards Wind River at an ever increasing rate; I am very confident that with Barry's leadership the future is bright for Wind River."
As COO of Wind River, Mr. Mainz was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of worldwide sales, alliances, customer support, field technical engineering, IT, product management, sales operations, and vertical marketing organizations. Prior to his appointment to COO, he served as vice president of worldwide customer operations at Wind River. In this role, he rapidly grew the company's corporate sales function and led investments that now contribute to an award-winning customer-centric organization.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or on Facebook.
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