Compaq Announces Senior Management Promotions

Jan 09, 2001, 00:00 ET from Compaq Computer Corporation

    HOUSTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ)
 today announced the promotion of Howard D. Elias to senior vice president and
 general manager of the company's Business Critical Server Group.
     Elias, who has been vice president and general manager of Compaq's
 Enterprise Storage Group since 1998, has more than 25 years experience in the
 high technology industry.  The Business Critical Server Group includes the
 company's Alpha chip technology; AlphaServer systems running Tru64 UNIX,
 Linux, and OpenVMS operating systems; NonStop(TM) Himalaya servers; and
 Compaq's platforms, products and solutions for the telecommunications
 industry.
     "Howard Elias has an outstanding track record for building businesses and
 quickly identifying and taking advantage of emerging industry trends," said
 Michael Winkler, executive vice president, Compaq Global Business Units.
 "Under his leadership, the Enterprise Storage Group has become No. 2 in the
 industry in external storage.  He has been instrumental in promoting Compaq's
 unique Enterprise Network Storage Architecture and defining Open Storage Area
 Networks.
     "We believe that Howard's business experience, enterprise expertise and
 commitment to customer success will help us accelerate our strong momentum in
 the high-end server market and take the Business Critical Server Group to the
 next level of growth and profitability," Winkler said.
     Elias succeeds Bill Heil who has led the group for the past 18 months.
 Heil is leaving Compaq, but he will stay on to help assure a smooth transition
 with customers and partners.
     "Bill Heil has been a NonStop advocate for Compaq's high-end
 capabilities," Winkler said.  "He was responsible for bringing our industry-
 leading AlphaServer GS systems to market.  He was the guiding force in the
 development of Compaq's Zero Latency Enterprise solution, which builds on the
 strength of our NonStop(TM) Himalaya systems.   And, he played a key role in
 extending Compaq's leadership in key markets, including fault tolerant
 computing, genomics, supercomputing and wireless telecommunications."
     Mark Lewis succeeds Elias as vice president and general manager of the
 Enterprise Storage Group.  Lewis has been vice president, Enterprise Storage
 Software Business, based in Colorado Springs, CO.
     "The appointment of Mark Lewis to head the Enterprise Storage Group is a
 clear indication of the bench strength we have at Compaq," Winkler continued.
 "The need for enterprise storage in the Internet world continues to expand.
 Mark will provide the leadership necessary to continue the group's success and
 increase our share of the enterprise storage market."
     Before joining Compaq in 1998, Elias was the vice president of the Windows
 NT Systems Business Unit of Digital Equipment Corporation.  He joined Digital
 in August 1994 as the vice president overseeing Digital's x86-based server,
 commercial desktop and mobile product families.
     Previously, Elias was at AST Research, Inc., and the Tandy Corporation in
 a variety of management positions.
     Prior to joining Compaq in 1998, Lewis held a series of increasingly
 responsible engineering management positions in Digital's Storage Business
 Unit.  He is an experienced business manager who holds eight patents in
 various areas of storage technology.
 
     About Compaq
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest
 supplier of computing systems in the world.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs.
     Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly
 to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners, and
 directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq's e-commerce Web site at
 http://www.compaq.com/.  Compaq markets its products and services primarily to
 customers from the business, home, government, and education sectors.
 Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services
 are available at http://www.compaq.com/.
 
     Compaq and the Compaq logo are registered with the U.S. Patent and
 Trademark Office.  Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.  This press release will
 contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve
 a number of risks and uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially include:  market
 conditions, particularly in North America, increased competitive environment
 and pricing pressures, component shortages, delays in the implementation of
 changes in delivery models, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on form 10-K and the most
 recent report on Form 10-Q.
 
 

SOURCE Compaq Computer Corporation
    HOUSTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ)
 today announced the promotion of Howard D. Elias to senior vice president and
 general manager of the company's Business Critical Server Group.
     Elias, who has been vice president and general manager of Compaq's
 Enterprise Storage Group since 1998, has more than 25 years experience in the
 high technology industry.  The Business Critical Server Group includes the
 company's Alpha chip technology; AlphaServer systems running Tru64 UNIX,
 Linux, and OpenVMS operating systems; NonStop(TM) Himalaya servers; and
 Compaq's platforms, products and solutions for the telecommunications
 industry.
     "Howard Elias has an outstanding track record for building businesses and
 quickly identifying and taking advantage of emerging industry trends," said
 Michael Winkler, executive vice president, Compaq Global Business Units.
 "Under his leadership, the Enterprise Storage Group has become No. 2 in the
 industry in external storage.  He has been instrumental in promoting Compaq's
 unique Enterprise Network Storage Architecture and defining Open Storage Area
 Networks.
     "We believe that Howard's business experience, enterprise expertise and
 commitment to customer success will help us accelerate our strong momentum in
 the high-end server market and take the Business Critical Server Group to the
 next level of growth and profitability," Winkler said.
     Elias succeeds Bill Heil who has led the group for the past 18 months.
 Heil is leaving Compaq, but he will stay on to help assure a smooth transition
 with customers and partners.
     "Bill Heil has been a NonStop advocate for Compaq's high-end
 capabilities," Winkler said.  "He was responsible for bringing our industry-
 leading AlphaServer GS systems to market.  He was the guiding force in the
 development of Compaq's Zero Latency Enterprise solution, which builds on the
 strength of our NonStop(TM) Himalaya systems.   And, he played a key role in
 extending Compaq's leadership in key markets, including fault tolerant
 computing, genomics, supercomputing and wireless telecommunications."
     Mark Lewis succeeds Elias as vice president and general manager of the
 Enterprise Storage Group.  Lewis has been vice president, Enterprise Storage
 Software Business, based in Colorado Springs, CO.
     "The appointment of Mark Lewis to head the Enterprise Storage Group is a
 clear indication of the bench strength we have at Compaq," Winkler continued.
 "The need for enterprise storage in the Internet world continues to expand.
 Mark will provide the leadership necessary to continue the group's success and
 increase our share of the enterprise storage market."
     Before joining Compaq in 1998, Elias was the vice president of the Windows
 NT Systems Business Unit of Digital Equipment Corporation.  He joined Digital
 in August 1994 as the vice president overseeing Digital's x86-based server,
 commercial desktop and mobile product families.
     Previously, Elias was at AST Research, Inc., and the Tandy Corporation in
 a variety of management positions.
     Prior to joining Compaq in 1998, Lewis held a series of increasingly
 responsible engineering management positions in Digital's Storage Business
 Unit.  He is an experienced business manager who holds eight patents in
 various areas of storage technology.
 
     About Compaq
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest
 supplier of computing systems in the world.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs.
     Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly
 to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners, and
 directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq's e-commerce Web site at
 http://www.compaq.com/.  Compaq markets its products and services primarily to
 customers from the business, home, government, and education sectors.
 Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services
 are available at http://www.compaq.com/.
 
     Compaq and the Compaq logo are registered with the U.S. Patent and
 Trademark Office.  Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.  This press release will
 contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve
 a number of risks and uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially include:  market
 conditions, particularly in North America, increased competitive environment
 and pricing pressures, component shortages, delays in the implementation of
 changes in delivery models, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on form 10-K and the most
 recent report on Form 10-Q.
 
 SOURCE  Compaq Computer Corporation