Redmond Changes Out Region Execs

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Microsoft appoints Chris Weber, a former server marketing executive, to replace Ralph Young as western region vice president.

Microsoft changed the leadership in its western region on Sept. 18, announcing that Chris Weber, a former server marketing executive, would replace Ralph Young as vice president of the enterprise and partner group in the western region.

Weber has been general manager of the software maker's south central district based in Dallas and director of the small and midsize enterprise group for Microsoft Canada.

Most recently he was general manager of Microsoft's U.S. Business Marketing Organization server platform, where he was responsible for the company's server platform marketing, its Security Mobilization Initiative and its audience marketing efforts directed to IT professionals.

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Young, who moves on to become vice president of its worldwide public sector business, a new position, had been Western Region vice president for three years. In his new position, Young will manage Microsoft's government, education and healthcare industries as well as the teams responsible for public sector programs, partnerships, partners, services and marketing.

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This is the latest of many executive shuffles in Microsoft's channel this year:

  • Orlando Ayala, senior vice president for the small and midmarket solutions and partner group, left the organization to take a worldwide position

  • Eduardo Rossini, vice president of the Asia-Pacific region, replaced Ayala

  • Margo Day, vice president of the U.S. Partner Group, was moved in May to become a regional vice president in the SMS&P field group

  • Robert Deshaies, vice president of the east region in that same field group, replaced Day.

  • Allison Watson, formerly vice president of SMS&P, was promoted to corporate vice president and assigned a role answering directly to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner.
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