Bo knows SGI

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SGI announced yesterday that Bo Ewald is back at the helm. Color me surprised.

SGI announced today that Robert H. “Bo” Ewald has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Bo replaces Dennis McKenna who has served as SGI’s Chief Executive Officer since January 31, 2006. In addition to his role as CEO, Bo will serve on SGI’s Board of Directors.

You may recall that Bo was most recently CEO of Linux Networx, a company he left on April 3. I hope I find my next job that quickly.

Mr. Ewald was most recently Chairman and CEO of Linux Networx, Inc. Prior to that, he served as President of Human Resource Solutions of Ceridian Corporation; CEO of Scale Eight, Inc, a high-performance network-clustered storage company; and President and CEO of E-Stamp. Earlier in his career, Bo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cray Research, Inc. He began his management career at Los Alamos National Laboratory as the head of its Computing and Communications Division. He is involved in various industry organizations and was appointed to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2001.

Dennis McKenna took over SGI as CEO and chairman on Jan 31, 2006, and was responsible for pulling the company into and out of a “debt restructuring” (bankruptcy).