Novells Engineering Boss Departs Linux-Networking Company
Novell's Vice Chairman Chris Stone, responsible for engineering, product management and alliances, leaves the company to "pursue other interests."Evidence of Novell Inc.s corporate culture clash surfaced on Thursday, as the company said Chris Stone, Novells vice chairman, would leave the company. Stone, who has been away from his post attending an executive management program at Harvard University since September, said he left the Waltham, Mass. company to "pursue other interests." "It is with some regret that I have decided to leave Novell and pursue other professional opportunities. I am proud of my work and accomplishments at Novell, but now is the time in my career to do something else and I look forward to new challenges," Stone said in a statement released by Novell. No successor has been named at yet for Stone, who was responsible for engineering, product management and alliances. His responsibilities will be overseen by Novell chairman and CEO Jack Messman on an interim basis.
Stone, who has been with Novell since March 2002, is credited with leading its strong drive into open-source software and identity management.