InFocus CEO Robert O’Malley Elected Chairman

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; Aug. 27</strong><br />A 25-year veteran of the information technology industry will lead the Board of Directors of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in 2008-09.<br /> <br />Robert G. O&rsquo;Malley, chief executive officer of InFocus Corp. of Wilsonville, Ore., the industry pioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market, was elected chairman of the CompTIA Board of Directors at the association&rsquo;s annual Breakaway conference, held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. Some 1,200 IT industry leaders attended the conference.<br /> <br />&ldquo;These are exciting times for IT solution providers,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Malley said. &ldquo;I look forward to serving as chairman of CompTIA&rsquo;s board to ensure the association continues to deliver the best in member services. I also look forward to working with Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA&rsquo;s new CEO, to establish the 2009 agenda. If our members are successful in growing their companies, we&rsquo;ve done our job as an association.&rdquo;<br /> <br />Prior to joining InFocus, O&rsquo;Malley was senior vice president of marketing at Tech Data Corp., a $21 billion global distributor of IT hardware, software and services. He has also held senior executive positions with IBM, Immersion, Pinacor, Intermec Technologies and MicroAge. <br /> <br />O&rsquo;Malley succeeds Brian Wiser as chairman. Wiser, senior vice president of sales and vendor management, North America, Ingram Micro Inc., will serve as an ex-officio member of the CompTIA board in 2008-09.<br /> <br />Vice chairman of the CompTIA Board of Directors for 2008-09 is David Roberts, senior vice president of Americas sales for Websense, Inc., San Diego, Calif. <br /> <br />Peter Manni, vice president of client services for Siemens IT Solutions and Services Inc., Canton, Mass., will serve as secretary of the CompTIA Board of Directors in 2008-09. Manni leads a staff of 1,800 IT professionals that support infrastructure services for the Siemens Fortune 500 client base across North America. <br /> <br />Elected treasurer is Oli Thordarson, chief executive officer, Alvaka Networks Inc., Irvine, Calif. Thordarson is recognized as a true pioneer in the managed technology services provider market.<br /> <br />Other members of the CompTIA Board of Directors for 2008-09 include:<br /> <br />&bull;    Alwaleed Aldryann, chief executive officer, Al Khaleej Training and Education Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. <br />&bull;    David Dickison, senior vice president, North American channels, McAfee Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. <br />&bull;    Mariano Dy-Liacco, director, client solutions, Insight Enterprises, Inc., Tempe, Ariz. <br />&bull;    Geoff Fancher, vice president, U.S. field channels, Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.<br />&bull;    Bob Godgart, founder and chief executive officer, Autotask Corp., East Greenbush, N.Y. <br />&bull;    Lester Keizer, chief executive officer, Connecting Point Technology Center, Las Vegas. <br />&bull;    Charles R. Lennon, president, TeamLogic IT, Mission Viejo, Calif. <br />&bull;    Jack Morris, vice president, technology and market solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Tempe, Ariz. <br />&bull;    Dennis Obial, president and chief executive officer, Government Acquisitions Inc.<br />&bull;    Dan Shapero, senior vice president, marketing, Kaseya, St. Helier, Jersey. <br />&bull;    Annette Taber, vice president, North American sales, Interlink Communication Systems, Clearwater, Fla. <br />&bull;    Vijay K Thadani, chief executive officer of NIIT Ltd., Gurgaon, India.<br />&bull;    Angie Wong, chief executive officer, Network Designs Integration Services Inc., Fremont, Calif. <br />

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