SOURCE: Open Kernel Labs

December 08, 2010 06:01 ET

Industry Authority Frank Artale to Chair Board of Directors at Open Kernel Labs

Citrix Executive Brings Vision and Expertise in Enterprise Mobility to Mobile Virtualization Leader

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband Internet devices, today announced the appointment of Frank Artale, Citrix VP Business Development, as Chair of the OK Labs Board of Directors. Complementing the company's strong presence in handset platform software, Artale's experience and connections will bolster OK Labs growing footprint in enterprise mobility software.

Key Facts

  • OK Labs has appointed Frank Artale to chair the company Board of Directors

  • Frank Artale brings cross-industry acumen and 25+ years of experience in virtualization and other enterprise software to mobile virtualization supplier, OK Labs

  • Other OK Labs board members include John Willmoth, Partner - Chrysalis Ventures; Marc Woodward, Partner - Neo Technology Ventures; Atish Gude, Senior Telecommunications Executive; Steve Subar, Founder and CEO; and Dr. Gernot Heiser, Consulting Scientist and OK Labs Co-founder

Frank Artale

Frank Artale, Vice President of Business Development at Citrix Systems, is responsible for all aspects of Citrix's business develop­ment with software and hardware technology partners. He joined Citrix from XenSource, where he was responsible for strategic marketing and business development. Earlier, Frank was Founder and CEO of management software supplier, Consera, which was later acquired by HP. Before Consera, he was Vice President of the Windows Solutions Group for VERITAS Software, overseeing product strategy of Windows targeted solutions. Frank also held the position of General Manager in the Windows 2000 group at Microsoft, among other product management and sales positions he held during his nine-year career with Redmond.

"Welcoming Frank to chair our Board of Directors reflects both OK Labs' success to date and our aspirations for even greater penetration into mobile/wireless, especially enterprise mobility," said Steve Subar, OK Labs Founder and CEO. "Frank's vision and background span the IT industry, from client to Cloud and from virtualization to venture capital -- we're truly delighted to have him leading our Board of Directors."

"OK Labs is incredibly well-positioned in mobile/wireless, with more than a billion mobile virtualization deployments, and solutions that target hot segments and applications including mass-market smartphone, secure communications and enterprise mobility," added Frank Artale. "My number one goal as Board Chair is to amplify OK Labs' impressive growth by extending the company's reach across the wireless ecosystem and into new enterprise applications."

About Open Kernel Labs

OK Labs is the global leader in virtualization software for mobile/wireless devices and embedded systems. OK Labs software is deployed on more than one billion mobile phones worldwide. Semiconductor suppliers, mobile OEMs, and mobile network operators depend on OK Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity, and speed time-to-market. 


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