Blue Coat's Top Cat
Blue Coat Systems has a new sheriff in town, and it's Michael J. Borman, who became president and CEO on Sept. 1 following a stint as CEO and director of Avocent and a decorated, 30-year career at IBM. "Blue Coat has an enviable customer base, a strong product portfolio, and an excellent reputation for technology innovation," said Borman in a statement at the time. He replaces Brian M. NeSmith, who had been president and CEO since 1999, but will now move to the role of chief product officer, focusing on direction and product development and reporting to Borman. Borman's former company, Avocent, was acquired by Emerson Electric in late 2009.