CUPERTINO, Calif. - January 27, 1999 - Symantec Corporation has announced two promotions that will strengthen the company's senior management team.
John Bruce, 43, has been promoted to vice president of alliances from senior director of business development. U.K. born Bruce was involved in the negotiation of Symantec's alliance with IBM and has most recently been engaged in developing the IBM relationship and managing the successful migration of IBM anti-virus customers to Symantec's Norton AntiVirus product. Prior to moving to the US in 1995 as director, worldwide VAR channel, he spent four years in Symantec's European operation, most recently as European marketing director.
John Sorci, 48, has been promoted to vice president worldwide logistics and facilities. Sorci, who was responsible for restructuring Symantec's distribution, manufacturing and product returns process to achieve significant savings, joined Symantec in 1990 and was previously senior director worldwide logistics and facilities. He is currently overseeing the company's move to new corporate premises in Cupertino, CA.
Commenting on the appointments, Rebecca Ranninger, vice president of human resources, said: "Broadening and strengthening Symantec's senior management team is one of the company's main objectives in 1999. These promotions help meet that objective and recognize the tremendous impact these two executives have made over recent years."
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