With more than 25 years of marketing experience, Fred Kohout has held executive-level marketing positions at Fortune 500 companies including EMC and Sun Microsystems Inc. In his most recent position as vice president at EMC, Fred Kohout was responsible for redesigning and implementing new business partner programmes driving more than $6 billion in revenue.
"Fred brings to Cray a proven track record of building strategic partnerships and increasing sales through a customer-centric view of the market", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "Fred's background at industry-leading technology companies is perfectly tailored for this position. His experience and insight will help us as we work to continue our growth as a company, and bring to our customers the promised convergence of the exciting worlds of supercomputing and Big Data."
"There has never been a more exciting time to be at Cray", stated Fred Kohout. "The demand for supercomputers is exploding, as commercial enterprises - from manufacturing to financial services - grapple with a massive influx of data, the need for real-time analytics and compute power at scale. With more than 40 years of unparalleled leadership in solving the toughest, largest problems on the planet for the research and academia communities, Cray is uniquely positioned to deliver big data solutions for the enterprise."