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CMP's Computer Reseller News Names The Top 20 Technology Industry Execs, Apple Chief Included


On the lookout for the next generation of industry titans, the November 11 issue of CMP's Computer Reseller News, features a list of twenty of the technology industry's best and brightest executives. The 20 To Watch edition profiles the leaders at some of the most scrutinized companies in the IT business, including Apple's Gilbert Amelio, Microsoft's Brad Silverberg; Novell's Joe Marengi and IBM's David Carlucci. The stories go beyond business degrees, strategies and mantras, and offer new insights into these executives' lives, both in and out of the office.

"What's unique about our 20 To Watch list is that it's a collection of executives who are facing daunting challenges over the next 12 months," said Robert Faletra Editor-In-Chief of Computer Reseller News. "Some of those on the list made it because they are in a make-or-break situation at leading companies that are in financial trouble. Others find themselves profiled simply because they are successful and on the cusp of great things."

According to Faletra, the Computer Reseller News 20 to Watch special feature is a must-read for anyone who wants to:

-- find out which executive plans to take time out from plotting how Toshiba will match its notebook success in the desktop market to be part of America's Cup champ Dennis Conner's yachting crew in the Whitbread Race of the World.

-- discover which computer-services company chairman prefers his leather jacket and Harley-Davidson to a suit and more conventional transportation.

-- learn why Iomega Corp.'s Kim Edwards keeps a Bernoulli drive in his closet. And find out why another one of Bill Gates high-school classmates, Craig McCaw, is providing the technological vision and financial investments that will alter the entire way that people communicate without the aid of wires.

-- discover what motivated Dwight Steffensen to give up his retirement in Southern California to accept the chief executive slot at Merisel Inc.; why Mike Norris left his promising post at Compaq Computer Corp. to spearhead a turnaround effort at Intelligent Electronics Inc.; and why Apple Computer Inc. board member Gilbert Amelio decided to step in as chief executive of the floundering PC company.

-- get the inside scoop about powerful executives setting the pace in Internet services and electronic commerce. Although he may not be well-known outside the telecommunications industry, James Crowe has architected a fast- growing empire at MFS Communications, buying Internet services leader Uunet Technologies Inc. and then merging the combined entity with Worldcom Inc. The resulting alliance promises to produce a giant in fiber-optic networking.

The following is a complete list of Computer Reseller News' 20 to Watch (in alphabetical order):

Gilbert Amelio, Chairman and Chief Executive, Apple Computer Inc.

Marvin Cadwell, Director, President and Chief Executive, Shared Medical

Systems Corp.

David Carlucci, General Manager, IBM Printing Systems Co.

Michael Cowpland, President and Chief Executive, Corel Corp.

James Crowe, Chairman and Chief Executive, MFS Communications Inc.

Ken Draeger, Chairman and Chief Executive, DecisionOne Corp.

Kim Edwards, President and Chief Executive, Iomega Corp.

Tim Errington, Senior Vice President, Sony Electronic Inc.'s Information

Technologies of America Division

Mike Ford, president and chief executive, GE Capital Technology Management


Steve Kahng, President and Chief Executive, Power Computing Corp.

Mitchell Kertzman, President and Chief Executive, Sybase Inc.

Joe Marengi, President, Novell Inc.

Darl McBride, Senior Vice President, Technology Services, IKON Office


Craig McCaw, Chairman and Chief Executive, Eagle River Inc.

Bill McKiernan, President and Chief Executive, CyberSource Corp.

Michael Norris, President, Intelligent Electronics Inc.

Gary Reback, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Tom Scott, Vice President and General Manager, Toshiba America Information

Systems Inc.

Brad Silverberg, senior vice president, Internet Platform and Tools

Division, Microsoft Corp.

Dwight Steffensen, Chairman and Chief Executive, Merisel Inc.

Published by CMP Media Inc., Computer Reseller News is one of the most respected business-to-business trade publications in the country. The Jericho, New York based weekly newspaper has a circulation of more than 103,000, reaching influential readers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley with the product trends and industry news needed to sell comprehensive technology solutions. Computer Reseller News was awarded the 1995 Best Broad Interest Newspaper by the Computer Press Association, an annual event that honors the best in technology-related journalism.

CMP Media Inc., now in its 25th year of uninterrupted growth, is the only provider of publishing, marketing and information services to reach the entire spectrum of the high-technology market-the builders, sellers and users of technology. With projected sales of $420 million for 1996, CMP has marked a quarter century of success with an average yearly growth of 20 percent. All of CMP's publications and a series of innovative news and interactive services are available on the World Wide Web through CMP's TechWebthe industry's first free daily technology news and interactive services super site, since 1994.

CMP Media is also the creator of NetGuide Live , the first comprehensive daily online guide to the Net, MacinStuff was reviewed on NetGuide you can find the capsule review at


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