Informix cocks snook at Bull

Fills vital European position

Informix has re-shuffled its European management structure by appointing Richard Snook as president of its Emea group, reporting directly to CEO Bob Finocchio. Snook was poached from Bull Information Systems in the UK, where he held the position of chief executive officer. He had worked for Bull since 1989. Before then, Snook worked for 19 years at ICL, working on third party channels and other partnerships. A representive from Bull said: "He hasn't worked for the company since last December." She sent a document which claimed to prove it. Finocchio has been attempting to fill the gap left by the departure of former Emea head Mike Harrison for some time, according to an Informix representative. Finocchio said his appointment was a "major addition" to the executive team. ®

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