Ken Klein resigns as Wind River president; COO Barry Mainz to succeed

Wind River, a provider of software for intelligent connected systems, announced Ken Klein has resigned as the company’s president, effective immediately.

The company also announced that its Board of Directors has appointed chief operating officer (COO) Barry Mainz as his successor as president.

Klein will continue as a non-employee member of the Board.

“Ken Klein’s legacy at Wind River and contributions to the embedded industry are exceptional. The Board would like to express its deep appreciation to Ken for his invaluable contributions to the company and we look forward to continuing to receive his insight and expertise as a member of the Board,” said Intel Corporation president and Wind River chairman Renée James.

Barry Mainz, president, Wind River

Klein said, “With the exploding Internet of Things, the massive transformation in networking, and the compelling need for trusted systems, huge market opportunities are moving towards Wind River at an ever increasing rate; I am very confident that with Barry’s leadership the future is bright for Wind River.”

As COO of Wind River, Mainz was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of worldwide sales, alliances, customer support, field technical engineering, IT, product management, sales operations, and vertical marketing organizations.

Prior to his appointment to COO, Mainz served as vice president of worldwide customer operations at Wind River. In this role, he rapidly grew the company’s corporate sales function and led investments that now contribute to an award-winning customer-centric organization.

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