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Red Hat Builds its Technical Know-how

  • 21 July, 2004 11:22

<p>Red Hat Builds its Technical Know-how</p>
<p>Tung U appointed as Senior Sales Engineer</p>
<p>Melbourne, 21st July, 2004 – Red Hat has strengthened its Melbourne sales team with the appointment of Tung U as Senior Sales Engineer – Southern Region.</p>
<p>As Senior Sales Engineer, Tung will be responsible for supporting the Southern Region team in sales activities, particularly in technical presales activity. He’ll also be involved in building and maintaining relationships with customers and partners, and presenting the Red Hat vision, capabilities and value to customers and partners.</p>
<p>Gus Robertson, Vice President South Asia Pacific said: “Tung offers the perfect mix for the Melbourne team, combining strong technical knowledge with great sales skills and experience. His past experience encompasses sales, development and lecturing so he brings to Red Hat customers a real world understanding of the challenges they face.”</p>
<p>Tung’s appointment continues Red Hat’s strong growth over the past year. The Red Hat team has grown over 50%, with four new sales appointments in the last six months and the creation of a new marketing role.</p>
<p>“This growth really reflects that Australian enterprises are taking Linux seriously. There is strong demand in the market and we’ve had to increase our team to meet that demand,” said Robertson.</p>
<p>On his appointment, Tung said: “I’m really focussed on growing Linux mindshare in the community, and on solidifying Red Hat’s position as the leader in Linux and Open Source.”</p>
<p>Tung has many years experience in the IT industry, including four years at Sun Microsystems, development roles at NEC, PV Software Solutions and Ansett, founding ISP Australian Netlink, and lecturing in commercial programming at RMIT.</p>
<p>Tung is based in Melbourne, and reports directly to Gus Robertson. His territory covers Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.</p>
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<p>About Red Hat
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com</p>
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