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Tim Yeaton, Craig Muzilla Take SVP Roles in Red Hat Realignment; Paul Cormier Comments

RedhatRed Hat (NYSE: RHT) has moved to realign its products and technologies organization by appointing Tim Yeaton and Craig Muzilla as senior vice presidents for the new infrastructure and applications platform groups, respectively.

Yeaton, formerly Black Duck Software’s CEO and once a Red Hat executive, will be responsible for Red Hat’s products and programs such as the platform, virtualization and OpenStack businesses, as well as Red Hat’s cloud management products, Red Hat said Monday.

Muzilla will oversee Red Hat’s products and programs for developers, including the JBoss Middleware and OpenShift offerings.

Paul Cormier, Red Hat president of products and technologies, said the company intends for the realignment to drive its new infrastructure services and developer offerings.

Yeaton most recently worked to help Black Duck grow the company by more than 30 percent, close three acquisitions, form a joint venture in China and establish operations across 23 countries.

He previously served as chief marketing officer at EqualLogic after leaving a role as Red Hat’s SVP of global marketing and general manager of enterprise services.

Muzilla moves into his new role as SVP of applications platform from his previous position as middleware general manager, where he was responsible for Red Hat’s product strategy and diverse portfolio, middleware offerings and partnership with developers.

Red Hat’s storage and big data team will remain a separate business under Sarangan Rangachari.

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