HIGHLAND, UT, August 9, 1999—The Salutation Consortium, a non-profit corporation focused on providing technologies that improve information interchange, has named Robert Pascoe of IBM as its new president.
Pascoe currently works for IBM and was instrumental in the formation of the Consortium, serving as its first president on an interim basis in 1995. He has continued to be active in Consortium affairs, providing strategic and technical counsel to its members.
Pascoe was nominated by IBM for the president’s position and was elected at the July 1999 Consortium Board of Director’s meeting.
At IBM, Mr. Pascoe reports to Ken Kasuga, Director of Strategy and Business Development, IBM’s Pervasive Computing Division.
“Bob’s long-standing links to the Consortium make him the obvious choice for president,” said Kasuga. “Bob’s leadership will help the Consortium drive adoption of a common information exchange platform among computers, peripherals and application software, ultimately benefiting the end user.”
“We consider this a strategic move forward for the Consortium and the Salutation Architecture,” said Robert Pecora, managing director of the Consortium. “Bob’s technical and management experience will be critical in our efforts to establish the Salutation Architecture and its information exchange techniques as a de facto standard fostering interoperability.”
Bob has more than 30 years experience with IBM and Novell including hardware and software development, product planning and management and new business development.
He is also founder of XtraWorX, LLC (Highland, UT, www.xtraworx.com), that developed the Port-of-Entry product, which enables Windows desktops and laptops with the Salutation Architecture. XtraWorX is also developing a ‘Lite’ version of the Salutation Manager for use in Windows CE and Palm
OS. Bob holds 13 U.S. and international patents and is the recipient of nine IBM Invention achievement Awards. He has been a guest presenter at conferences including SigDoc, Federal Office Systems Expo, COMMON, COMDEX, Documation and CAPVentures Multifunction Conference.