Xitron: Mark Scarbrough Appointed VP of Software Engineering
Press release from the issuing company
Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 7, 2002 - Jim Thrush, announced today the appointment of Mark Scarbrough to the newly created position of Vice President of Software Engineering. Over the years, Xitron‚s business has shifted from primarily hardware engineering to a balance between hardware and software development. Creating the Vice President of Software Engineering position recognizes this shift and strengthens the department. The software development team will focus on creating software tools that enhance prepress productivity and workflow. Steve Phillips continues to hold the position of Vice President of Engineering. His department will continue to focus on hardware and interface development.
Mark Scarbrough has been with Xitron for thirteen years holding positions Software Engineer and most recently Software Engineering Manager. Mark has been an integral part of working on Weitek PostScript RIP and the Xitron Navigator Harlequin RIP projects for Xitron.
In this newly created position, Mark will be responsible for managing and setting goals for the department and giving direction to the software development projects at Xitron. Mark is committed to having his department utilize the latest development tools and looks forward to the challenge of staying in-tune with quickly changing technology. He is charged with the task of leading Xitron into the future by successfully creating innovative products Xitron can take to market that fit the needs of a changing industry.
“We are of focusing more of our attention on software development. To help this process we have created a separate department with a VP of Software Engineering,” explains Jim Thrush, President, Xitron. “Mark Scarbrough has been an important contributor to shaping the direction of Xitron’s software development for many years. I am very pleased to recognize his efforts by appointing him to this position; it is well deserved.” And he adds, “Putting Mark in this position will be a great asset in helping Xitron reach our goals and objectives.”
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