Sun Loses Sueltz to Salesforce.com

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The former executive VP of Sun Services who was once considered a possible successor to Scott McNealy becomes president of marketing, technology and systems at Salesforce.com.

Sun Microsystems Inc. lost another key executive Wednesday when the company announced the departure of Patricia Sueltz, formerly executive vice president of Sun Services.

Sueltz, 51, left Sun for Salesforce.com, where she will assume the position of president of marketing, technology and systems. Sueltz is scheduled to begin her tenure at Salesforce.com Thursday, Sun officials said.

Sueltz was once considered a possible successor to Sun chief executive Scott McNealy, sources close to Sun said.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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