Capellas Named Chair of Compaq Board
- By Scott Bekker
Compaq Computer Corp.’s board of directors voted unanimously
to name current Compaq president and CEO Michael Capellas as chairman of the
board. Capellas replaces Benjamin Rosen, who retired from the board after 18
years. Rosen was recognized by the board with the honorary title of chairman
Rosen was a founder of Compaq (www.compaq.com) in 1982 and was appointed
chairman of the board in 1983. He also served as acting CEO from April 1999 to
July 1999. Capellas was named president and CEO on July 22, 1999.
“Michael and his management team have charted the right
course for the company, and I believe he has clearly demonstrated the
leadership Compaq needs and deserves in a Chairman,” said Rosen. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.