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Sun Storage Honcho Gone

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s (Nasdaq: SUNW) struggling storage group got a reshuffle last month when Balint Fleischer left as VP and CTO of the network storage products group.

Sun did not announce Fleischers departure, but a company spokesman confirmed that his last day at Sun was April 22. Fleischer is a good friend and longtime colleague of Sun storage boss Mark Canepa. The two worked together in Sun’s desktop and storage group, and Fleischer joined Canepa in storage months after Canepa became executive VP of Sun storage in April 2001 (see Balint Fleischer, CTO of Sun's Network Storage Group).

“Balint decided to move on,” Sun spokesman Ryan Batty says. “I guess he’s looking for other exciting things out there.” [Ed. note: More exciting than Sun storage?]

No direct replacement has been named, but Batty says engineers who reported to Fleischer now report to the network storage chief architecture office led by Rod DeKoning.

Fleischer joined Sun in November 1992 from Encore Computer Corp. He moved into Sun’s storage group in October 2001 as chief technologist, then had the VP added to his title in November 2003. According to his job description at Sun, Fleischer was responsible for “development of the long-range vision and the management of the technology and architecture development within the Network Storage Product Group."

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