Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik announced today on his blog that he would be stepping down from his leadership roles in the Linux vendor. "After almost a decade of leading Red Hat, I have decided to transition my CEO and President role for the personal reasons I have already discussed." According to the AP, these personal reasons are based mainly on serious health issues within his family. However, Szulik won't completely leave the company: "It's my privilege to continue serving this great company in the role of Chairman of the Board."
Taking over for Szulik will be former Delta Air Lines executive Jim Whitehurst; chosen for his work at bringing Delta out of bankruptcy, company officials hope that Whitehurst will be able to increase revenue at Red Hat past the $1 billion mark. Said Szulik, "Red Hat will be in the capable hands of a world-class executive team under the leadership of Jim Whitehurst as President and CEO."
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