Business Briefs Ingres Hires Former Veritas Executives

The ranks of Ingres swelled last week with the hiring of two former Veritas Software executives to help run the new stand-alone open-source database company.

The ranks of Ingres swelled last week with the hiring of two former Veritas Software executives to help run the new stand-alone open-source database company.

Mike Coney has been named Ingres executive vice president of worldwide sales and support. Most recently, Coney served as senior vice president of Americas sales at Veritas. He has held executive sales positions at Sun Microsystems as well.

Joining Coney at Ingres will be Matt Vitale, who will take on the role of senior vice president. Vitale has worked in sales management and marketing at both Veritas and IBM.

Last month, CA sold the majority stake of its Ingres business to a private equity firm to market and develop the technology as an independent company.