Ingres Appoints CA's Sam Greenblatt to Board of Directors

Posted by grouch on Jul 14, 2006 12:48 PM EDT
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Mark Barrenechea Retains Board Seat Representing Garnett & Helfrich

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingres Corporation, the leading business open source database company, today announced the appointment of Samuel Greenblatt, senior vice president, Innovation for CA, Inc. to its board of directors. CA has an ownership stake in the Company and maintains the right to appoint a member to the Ingres Board.

Greenblatt is responsible for overseeing CA's open standards, open systems, research, intellectual property, government technical standards, and CA Labs. Previously, he served as senior vice president for technology, working with the company's executive management team to help formulate CA's strategic technology direction, and has served on technical advisory boards for several of CA's largest customers. He also was the chief architect for the Linux Technology Group at CA and continues his involvement in the Linux community as a member of the board of directors for the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) and as a member of the Architecture Board at The Open Group. Greenblatt also serves on the board of the Object Management Group.

"Sam Greenblatt has long been an active leader in the business open source movement," said Terry Garnett, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingres Corporation. "His experience and insights on the issues driving development and growth in the rapidly expanding enterprise software marketplace make him a valuable addition to the Ingres Board."

"The Ingres database platform is an important technology component supporting many CA products," said Greenblatt. "Enterprise customers would like open source alternatives that offer deliverability benefits and economic efficiencies in the same package. On behalf of CA, I am eager to help Terry and his team to continue building on its strong record of achievement."

Ingres also announced that Board member Mark Barrenechea, who recently joined Ingres's parent company -- private equity venture buyout firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital -- would continue his tenure on the Ingres Board. Barrenechea had previously served as executive vice president and chief technology officer for CA and was their appointee to the Ingres Board. David Helfrich, managing director of Garnett & Helfrich, has stepped down from the Board in order to devote more attention to other Garnett & Helfrich investment interests.

About Ingres

Ingres Corporation is the leading Business Open Source software company, created in November 2005 as part of a partnership between CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA) and Garnett & Helfrich Capital. Based on more than 25 years of technology investment, Ingres Corporation offers a product family of enterprise-class, highly scalable databases and tools that are currently being used by more than 10,000 major global customers and partners. Ingres's database technology is also embedded in a large number of major third-party software offerings including CA's primary product offerings Unicenter and eTrust. Ingres Corporation is based in Redwood City, California, and has major development, sales and support centers in Islandia, Long Island, and Slough, England, and supports customer implementations in more than 58 countries around the world.

NOTE: Ingres is a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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