USL president Larry Dooling to retire; Roel Pieper takes over
SUMMIT, N.J. -- NOVEMBER 6, 1991 -- Roel Pieper is being named president and chief executive officer of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. (USL), to replace Larry Dooling who has decided to retire from USL.
In making the announcement, Robert M. Kavner, AT&T group executive and chairman of the board of USL, said, "Larry led the company from its beginnings in 1989 to its launch in 1990 and now through its first full year of operation in 1991. His contributions to the business are deeply appreciated by the board of directors of USL, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
Kavner also said he has asked Dooling to stay on for a period as vice chairman to assist him and Pieper with strategic planning.
"After three years of taking USL from a business unit in AT&T to a stand-alone corporation, I believe I have accomplished what I set out to achieve. Now, I believe it is time to turn over the leadership of USL to others," Dooling said.
"Larry provided the leadership to position USL as a leading global software company that has the potential for strong growth over the next several years," Pieper said. "As a result of his efforts, USL is well positioned to fuel the growth of the UNIX(R) System industry at all levels of the market."
Pieper joined USL in 1990. A native of The Netherlands, he holds a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Delft. During his studies and after graduation he worked for Unilever Corporation and in 1981 joined Software A.G., which provides a variety of products to the computing industry. Following various technical and marketing assignments there, he served as vice president, worldwide product marketing and then as senior vice president and chief technical officer.
"In his role as sales and marketing executive vice president at USL, Roel has been part of the senior management team and directly involved in major policy decisions and implementation," Kavner said.
UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Summit, N.J., develops and markets the UNIX System V operating system and other Open Systems software, including the TUXEDO(R) Transaction Processing System, Open Networking Platform(R) OSI technology, and the C++ Programming Language System, to the worldwide computer industry.
D. Scott Belin