Robbins to Lead SGI's New Field Operations Unit

Silicon Graphics Inc. has tapped Anthony Robbins, president of its federal unit, to head up SGI's newly created North American field operations division, the Mountain View, Calif. company announced July 30.

Responding to soft sales, SGI has consolidated its U.S. commercial and federal and Canadian field organizations into a single entity, according to a July 26 press release announcing SGI's fourth-quarter financial results.

Robbins, a senior vice president, will manage SGI's field operations within North America and will be responsible for all sales, business development, systems engineering, marketing and professional services in support of the U.S. and Canadian markets.

"I know Anthony's strong leadership capabilities and customer focus will serve SGI well as we move forward with this new organization structure," said Bob Bishop, SGI chairman and chief executive officer.

Company officials unveiled the restructuring during the announcement of its fourth fiscal quarter results. Revenue for the fourth quarter, ending June 30, was $432 million, down from $534 million the same period a year ago, or down 16 percent when adjusted for divested businesses.

Revenue for fiscal 2001 was $1.9 billion compared with $2.1 billion for fiscal 2000, while net loss for the year was $493 million, or $2.59 per share, compared with a net loss of $900 million, or $4.90 per share, for fiscal 2000.

Robbins will also remain head of SGI Federal, a Silver Spring, Md.-based, wholly owned subsidiary formed in April 2000. SGI Federal will fall under the umbrella of SGI's North American field operations, a company spokesperson said.

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