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Be COO, Steve Sakoman, appointed to Board of Directors

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2000 @ 11:18 AM
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Be, Inc. just announced that Be’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Sakoman, has been appointed to the Be Board of Directors. He is replacing Christian Marchandise, who is leaving due to “time and logistical constraints of attending of attending Be’s board meetings” because he’s usually in Europe. Congratulations on the new position Steve! Read on for the press release.

Be Inc. Appoints Chief Operating Officer Steve Sakoman to Board of Directors

MENLO PARK, Calif.–Nov. 29, 2000–Be
Incorporated today announced the appointment of Steve
Sakoman, chief operating officer, to the company’s board of directors.
Be also announced the resignation of board member Christian

“Steve is an excellent addition to Be’s board of directors,'’
stated Jean-Louis Gassee, chairman and chief executive officer of Be.
“This move recognizes Steve’s key role in shaping and implementing
Be’s strategy of providing a complete solution for the new generation
of Internet-connected devices.'’

As chief operating officer, Mr. Sakoman is responsible for the
company’s engineering, sales and marketing efforts for all its
products. He co-founded the company with Gassee after a distinguished
career with Hewlett Packard and Apple Computer, where he was director
of CPU development managing the Apple II and Macintosh hardware group.
Mr. Sakoman was also with Silicon Graphics, where he was the director
of the Consumer Products and Technologies Group.

Christian Marchandise is stepping down as a company director due
to the time and logistical constraints of attending Be’s board
meetings resulting from his extensive European business ventures. “We
thank Mr. Marchandise, a pioneer of e-commerce in Europe, for his
service on Be’s board of directors and for his support of the company
since 1995,'’ said Gassee.

About Be

Founded in 1990, Be Incorporated creates software solutions that
enable rich media and Web experiences on personal computers and
Internet appliances. Be’s headquarters are in Menlo Park, Calif., and
its European office is in Paris, France. It is publicly traded on the
Nasdaq National Market under the symbol BEOS. Be can be found on the
Web at http://www.be.com.

3 Responses to “Be COO, Steve Sakoman, appointed to Board of Directors”

  1. ThePunisher Says:


    Is this Steve’s really? It was mentioned on the Yahoo finance chat board that you can find Steve Sakoman’s new website with news about technology and IAs here: http://www.Sakoman.net

  2. Salvo Says:

    In Response To ThePunisher @ 11/29/2000 12:02:16 AM

    Re: www.sakoman.net

    Yes. It’s also the home of the original Codycam.

  3. Howard Says:

    In Response To Salvo @ 11/29/2000 3:28:48 PM

    Re: www.sakoman.net

    Both domains are owned by Steve Sakoman but Codycam is on www.sakoman.com I believe.

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