From: murp...@eisner.decus.org (Paul Murphy)
Subject: Digital Delegates Join Board
Date: 17 Jan 94 15:15:30 -0500
DECUS U.S. CHAPTER WELCOMES NEW DIGITAL DELEGATES
The Board of Directors of the U.S. Chapter of DECUS, the Digital Equipment
Computer Users Society, recently welcomed Bob Schmitt, vice president of
Marketing for the U.S. Territory Digital Equipment Corporation, as the new
Digital Delegate to the DECUS Board. Members also welcomed Bill Picott,
Digital's product marketing director Customer Programs, as Alternate
In their roles as Delegate and Alternate Schmitt and Picott fill vacant
positions on the DECUS Board.
Board members met with Schmitt and Picott during DECUS '93/San Francisco,
the Chapter's most recent national seminars, symposium, and trade show
"I look forward to working with them as the Chapter continues to grow and
focuses on its role of advocating member requirements to Digital as our
'cornerstone' vendor," stated Chapter President Margaret Knox.
In his present position at Digital Schmitt is responsible for marketing
leadership across the U.S.; implementation of programs; marketing
communications; and marketing logistics. Prior to being names vice president
of Marketing for the U.S. Territory he served the Corporation as U.S. Sales
operations manager, U.S. Sales support manager; Systems marketing manager
for GIA, and marketing manager for the Far East Region.
Picott, who as a Digital employee has served as the executive director of
DECUS, currently holds the position of product marketing director Customer
Programs. Picott has also served as manager of Terminals Engineering; group
engineering manager of Systems Engineering for the UNIX-based Software and
Systems group; and group manager of Engineering Design Services in the
Technology organization. He has also held positions in Software Product
Management, and Corporate Engineering Design Serves.
In part, the duties of the DECUS U.S. Chapter Board of Directors include:
establishing policy for the operation of the Chapter; and to represent the
Chapter in its dealings with Digital, other Society chapters and other
organizations. Digital personnel serving on the U.S. Chapter Board do so to
represent Digital's voice on matters affecting both DECUS members and
Digital. This active participation shows the importance of a working
partnership between Digital and its users.
The DECUS U.S. Chapter is an association of Information Technology
professionals interested in the products, services, and technologies of
Digital Equipment Corporation and related vendors. The Association's purpose
is to promote the unimpeded exchange of information, with the goal of
helping its members and their organizations to be more successful. The
Chapter provides each member with means to enhance their professional
development, forums for technical training, mechanisms for obtaining
up-to-date information, advocacy programs, and opportunities for informal
disclosure and interaction with professional colleagues of like interest.
DECUS, the DECUS logo, and Digital are trademarks of Digital Equipment
UNIX is a registered trademark licensed exclusively by X/Open Co. Ltd.
Paul Murphy - DECUS U.S. Chapter | Email: murp...@decus.org