Red Hat's White takes off

Red Hat's White takes off

Mark White, vice president and general manager of Red Hat Asia Pacific, has split from the company, leaving his senior sales director to run the Linux vendor's local operations.

Sales director Chris Sharp said he will now manage the Asia-Pacific operations, a role he believes he is already fulfilling on a day-to-day basis. Sharp was unable to comment on why White is no longer with the organisation, claiming he returned from leave to be presented with the new responsibility.

"I have been essentially running the business - I have been with Red Hat since it started in the region and I have come back from leave to some new challenges," he said.

Such challenges include the development of Red Hat products in Korean and traditional and simplified Chinese languages, a project being spearheaded out of the Australian office.

"Outside the one change [Mark White's departure], it's business as usual," said Sharp.

Spokespeople at both a major Linux reseller and Red Hat's corporate distribution partner were unaware White had left the company.

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