Today Cray announced the appointment of Fred Kohout to the position of chief marketing officer. Kohout will be responsible for leading Cray’s marketing efforts globally, and will oversee the development and execution of the Company’s strategic marketing programs, business development initiatives and partnerships.
Fred brings to Cray a proven track record of building strategic partnerships and increasing sales through a customer-centric view of the market,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Fred’s background at industry-leading technology companies is perfectly tailored for this position. His experience and insight will help us as we work to continue our growth as a company, and bring to our customers the promised convergence of the exciting worlds of supercomputing and big data.”
With more than 25 years of marketing experience, Kohout has held executive-level marketing positions at Fortune 500 companies including EMC and Sun Microsystems, Inc. In his most recent position as vice president at EMC, Kohout was responsible for redesigning and implementing new business partner programs driving more than $6 billion in revenue.
“There has never been a more exciting time to be at Cray,” said Kohout. “The demand for supercomputers is exploding, as commercial enterprises – from manufacturing to financial services – grapple with a massive influx of data, the need for real-time analytics and compute power at scale. With more than 40 years of unparalleled leadership in solving the toughest, largest problems on the planet for the research and academia communities, Cray is uniquely positioned to deliver big data solutions for the enterprise.”
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