Wind River Names Barry Mainz Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations
- New executive hire will focus on customer support and relationship management
- Mainz's prior experience includes executive sales leadership positions at Mercury Interactive and Sun Microsystems
ALAMEDA, CA. – June 27, 2005 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Barry Mainz has been named Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations. Mainz brings to Wind River more than 15 years of sales, alliances and customer service experience, as well as deep expertise in reinventing business support models and customer relationships. In his new role, Mainz will manage customer support, field technical engineering and corporate sales at Wind River.
“Barry is an invaluable addition to the Wind River team. Customer satisfaction is a primary focus for the company, and we are thrilled to be bringing Barry on to help us continue to strengthen our customer relations,” said Bob Wheaton, vice president, worldwide field operations, Wind River. “We are confident that under Barry’s leadership, Wind River’s customer operations will become an increasingly competitive advantage for Wind River’s business.”
As Vice President of Worldwide Customer Operations, Mainz will report to Bob Wheaton and will focus primarily on creating and building customer relationships for Wind River. His industry knowledge will be instrumental in growing the company’s customer base, as well as better serving existing customers across all vertical markets as they strive to optimize their device software.
“It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the talented team at Wind River, as well as the growing DSO industry,” said Mainz. “Wind River is clearly on a roll, and the broader industry has reached a critical juncture in its maturation. The strategic importance of device software across all markets is rising at an astonishing rate, and therefore, it is exactly the right time to reevaluate our sales and support functions and apply best practices and new methodologies that I believe, will ultimately benefit Wind River’s customers and the industry at large.”
Prior to joining Wind River, Mainz served as Worldwide Vice President, Corporate Sales Division & Customer Support Organization at Mercury Interactive Corp., where he led a team of 410 and was responsible for generating annual revenue of more than $275 million. Mainz has also held various sales leadership positions as Sun Microsystems, NetLabs, which was acquired by Seagate Technology, and Weitek Corporation. Mainz holds a B.S. in business and computer science from San Francisco State University.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk, and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
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Director, Global Communications