June 5, 2006 9:06 AM PDT
Top sales executive leaves CA
The software company said it has realigned its sales organization and expanded the role of several sales executives. CA said the changes are intended to help it focus on its indirect businesses.
George Fischer has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager for the Americas. Previously, he oversaw only North America. Andrew Dutton will be senior vice president and general manager of international sales, adding the Asia-Pacific region and Japan to his former management of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The company also named John Ruthven, former senior vice president and general manager of sales for the Asia-Pacific region and Japan, as senior vice president of worldwide sales operations.
All of these executives will report directly to CA Chief Operating Officer Michael Christensen.
Christensen said in a statement that he hopes to grow CA's indirect business segment from 10 percent to 30 percent within a few years. To this end, Gary Quinn, who has been with CA since 1985, will oversee OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partnerships and indirect business and consumer operations.
CA has experienced several management shakeups since an accounting scandal in 2004.
In May, Mark Barrenechea, CA's CTO and executive vice president, announced that he would be leaving the company as of June to join Garnett & Helfrich Capital. Chief Financial Officer Robert Davis also announced in May that he would be leaving the company.In April, CA announced plans to buy Cybermation, an Ontario-based automated scheduling technology company, for $75 million in an effort to expand.