Robert G. O’Malley, a 25-year veteran of the information industry, will chair the board of directors of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in 2008-09. O’Malley, chief executive officer of digital projection manufacturer InFocus® Corporation (INFS), was elected to the position at CompTIA’s annual Breakaway conference in Orlando, Fla. The conference was attended by 1,200 IT industry members.
“These are exciting times for IT solution providers,” O’Malley said. “I look forward to serving as chairman of CompTIA’s board to ensure the association continues to deliver the best in member services. I also look forward to working with Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA’s new CEO, to establish the 2009 agenda. If our members are successful in growing their companies, we’ve done our job as an association.”
O’Malley succeeds Brian Wiser as chairman. Wiser, senior vice president of sales and vendor management, North America, for technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc., will serve as an ex-officio member of the CompTIA board in 2008-09.
Vice chairman of the CompTIA Board of Directors for 2008-09 is David Roberts, senior vice president of Americas sales for Websense Inc. (WBSN), which provides integrated Web security, e-mail security and data loss prevention solutions. Roberts oversees both the sales and channel teams to develop a cohesive channel-centric organization.
Peter Manni, vice president of client services for Siemens IT Solutions and Services Inc., an IT services provider, will serve as board secretary in 2008-09. Manni leads a staff of 1,800 IT professionals that support infrastructure services for the Siemens Fortune 500 client base across North America.
The elected treasurer is Oli Thordarson, CEO, Alvaka Networks Inc., a provider of network management, monitoring, security and integration services.
Other members of the CompTIA Board of Directors for 2008-09 include: