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Jan 28 2010   9:41PM GMT

CA names new CEO: Bill McCracken

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

CA’s board of directors has selected Bill McCracken as the company’s next CEO. McCracken has been serving as executive chairman of CA since John Swainson announced in September that he planned to retire by the end of 2009.

McCracken, 67, joined CA’s board of directors in 2005 and became non-executive chairman in 2007.  Prior to joining CA, McCracken held numerous executive positions at IBM during his 36-year tenure, most recently as a member of the Chairman’s Worldwide Management Council and general manager of IBM’s printing division.  He previously served as president of IBM’s EMEA and Asia PC Company and as general manager of marketing, sales and distribution for IBM PC Company.

Check out this video of McCracken in December talking about opportunities in clean technology.

At the same time, CA announced quarterly financial results, saying revenue had increased 8% over the same quarter last year. It said saw “significant” demand for its Mainframe 2.0 products, identity and access management software, and its CA Wily application performance management tools.

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