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Four Top Level Changes At Alias|Wavefront

Alias|Wavefront, a SGI subsidiary, announced four key senior management changes. Warren Pratt, the previous president of Alias|Wavefront, has been named chairman of Alias|Wavefront and senior vice president of engineering for SGI. Doug Walker, previously vice president of worldwide field operations and marketing, has been appointed president to fill Pratts place. Dave Wharry has joined Alias|Wavefront to fill the empty seat as vice president of worldwide field operations and marketing. Peter Mehlstaeubler has been promoted to vice president. As senior vice president of engineering, Pratt will work with the management team to drive the company's strategic direction, oversee existing business and operational issues as well as maintain industry relationships. In addition, he will be responsible for SGI product development and engineering activities. "Having been with SGI for almost ten years, I've been privileged to be a part of the company's permeation and leadership in the high-performance computing and advanced graphics solutions industry," said Pratt. "Our continued product releases and aggressive company expansion uniquely position us for growth as we strive to enable our customers to understand and conquer their toughest computer problems now and into the future." Walker will oversee all business operations for Alias|Wavefront worldwide, direct company growth strategy and develop new market opportunities. "Alias|Wavefront's future is bright. As we celebrate our five-year anniversary, we're setting goals and priorities to focus on expanding our reach into the fastest growing parts of the technology business. Alias|Wavefront products and services will give the world the ability to create the most compelling digital content, visualize it, distribute it, animate it, and interact with it. This is a perfect time to be leading the world's most exciting digital visual company. Business and technology trends are aligning to provide the environment in which our solutions will drive significantly greater value for our customers. We help provide the creative advantage they need," said Walker. Wharry will oversee Alias|Wavefront's Worldwide Field Operations and Marketing group. He will be responsible for all field operations in 27 offices worldwide as well as global marketing and business development. "With the new executive expansion, Alias|Wavefront can better focus on the demands of our customers," said Wharry. "They are demanding full solutions. With these changes we will have greater executive focus that will allow us to fulfill a higher level of customer satisfaction." Mehlstaeubler will continue to serve as general manager of Alias|Wavefronts design business unit by driving solutions for the product development process. "At Alias|Wavefront, we strive to deliver the tools and services to our customers that allow them to easily create, visualize, deliver and interact with the world's most compelling content," said Mehlstaeubler. "Alias|Wavefront software enables our customers to bring their products to market faster. Whether you're driving a fast car, plugged into a cell phone, using a colorful computer or watching the latest movie, our technology touches it all."

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