Geodesic Systems Names Richard Hawkes Vice President of Technical Field Operations

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Geodesic Systems, Inc.

    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Geodesic Systems, a leading provider of
 high-availability software that dramatically improves business-critical
 application performance and reliability, today announced the appointment of
 Richard Hawkes as vice president of Field Technical Operations.  Hawkes brings
 nearly 20 years experience in engineering management and software engineering
 and development to Geodesic.
     As vice president of Field Technical Operations, Hawkes is responsible for
 leading the company's technical field team, providing field technical
 expertise, as well as directing partner training and consulting engagements.
 He will play an integral role in guiding the implementation of Geodesic's
 products, which include the recently launched REMIDI Version 5.0, the first
 product of its kind to enhance software reliability while also improving
 application performance.
     "Over the past two years, Richard has provided invaluable technical
 leadership," said Anthony Layzell, Geodesic chief executive officer. "His
 unique combination of development and technical field expertise will be a
 tremendous asset to Geodesic as we move forward with our aggressive plans for
 driving REMIDI's adoption in the marketplace."
     "I am eager to take on this new challenge at such an exciting time in
 Geodesic's history," Hawkes said.  "The reliability and performance
 capabilities the company has combined in REMIDI 5.0 represent a major leap
 forward for high availability computing.  I look forward to working with our
 sales force and growing partner base to build upon this strong foundation."
     For the past two years, Richard has been Director of Technical Services at
 Geodesic.  Prior to joining Geodesic, Hawkes served as Director of Engineering
 for Boston-based software modeling tools developer Cayenne Software, where he
 oversaw the operations of the company's Teamwork and Ensemble product lines.
 In that role he led development efforts that expanded the products into
 international markets including Japan.  Hawkes also led quality assurance and
 technical documentation teams.  Prior to that, Hawkes held engineering
 management and development positions with Cadre Technologies, Inc. (now part
 of Cayenne Software) and Terdayne, Inc.
     Hawkes earned a B.S. in Computer Science, with Honors, from Brown
 University.  He currently resides in Providence, RI, and will be based out of
 Geodesic's Boston office.
 
     About Geodesic Systems
     Geodesic Systems, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, offers
 application infrastructure solutions that automatically improve the
 performance and reliability of business-critical systems.  Many Fortune 1000
 companies and government agencies rely on Geodesic REMIDI and Great Circle to
 help keep their business-critical systems running.  Among the investors in
 Geodesic Systems is the Intel 64 Fund.  For further information on Geodesic,
 its products, services and customers, visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.geodesic.com/ .
 
 
     Great Circle is a registered trademark and Geodesic REMIDI and RDR are
 trademarks of Geodesic Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks and product names
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Geodesic Systems, Inc.
    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Geodesic Systems, a leading provider of
 high-availability software that dramatically improves business-critical
 application performance and reliability, today announced the appointment of
 Richard Hawkes as vice president of Field Technical Operations.  Hawkes brings
 nearly 20 years experience in engineering management and software engineering
 and development to Geodesic.
     As vice president of Field Technical Operations, Hawkes is responsible for
 leading the company's technical field team, providing field technical
 expertise, as well as directing partner training and consulting engagements.
 He will play an integral role in guiding the implementation of Geodesic's
 products, which include the recently launched REMIDI Version 5.0, the first
 product of its kind to enhance software reliability while also improving
 application performance.
     "Over the past two years, Richard has provided invaluable technical
 leadership," said Anthony Layzell, Geodesic chief executive officer. "His
 unique combination of development and technical field expertise will be a
 tremendous asset to Geodesic as we move forward with our aggressive plans for
 driving REMIDI's adoption in the marketplace."
     "I am eager to take on this new challenge at such an exciting time in
 Geodesic's history," Hawkes said.  "The reliability and performance
 capabilities the company has combined in REMIDI 5.0 represent a major leap
 forward for high availability computing.  I look forward to working with our
 sales force and growing partner base to build upon this strong foundation."
     For the past two years, Richard has been Director of Technical Services at
 Geodesic.  Prior to joining Geodesic, Hawkes served as Director of Engineering
 for Boston-based software modeling tools developer Cayenne Software, where he
 oversaw the operations of the company's Teamwork and Ensemble product lines.
 In that role he led development efforts that expanded the products into
 international markets including Japan.  Hawkes also led quality assurance and
 technical documentation teams.  Prior to that, Hawkes held engineering
 management and development positions with Cadre Technologies, Inc. (now part
 of Cayenne Software) and Terdayne, Inc.
     Hawkes earned a B.S. in Computer Science, with Honors, from Brown
 University.  He currently resides in Providence, RI, and will be based out of
 Geodesic's Boston office.
 
     About Geodesic Systems
     Geodesic Systems, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, offers
 application infrastructure solutions that automatically improve the
 performance and reliability of business-critical systems.  Many Fortune 1000
 companies and government agencies rely on Geodesic REMIDI and Great Circle to
 help keep their business-critical systems running.  Among the investors in
 Geodesic Systems is the Intel 64 Fund.  For further information on Geodesic,
 its products, services and customers, visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.geodesic.com/ .
 
 
     Great Circle is a registered trademark and Geodesic REMIDI and RDR are
 trademarks of Geodesic Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks and product names
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Geodesic Systems, Inc.