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Teradata Appoints Co-Presidents‏ to Address Opportunities in its Two Biggest Markets Featured

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Teradata Appoints Co-Presidents‏ to Address Opportunities in its Two Biggest Markets

Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, appointed Robert E. (Bob) Fair, 52, and Hermann Wimmer, 50, as co-presidents, reporting to CEO Mike Koehler, to better align the company for growth in its major markets. Bob Fair will lead the Teradata Marketing Applications Division and Hermann Wimmer will lead the Teradata Data and Analytics Division. Each division will be an integrated global business. 

Fair is Teradata’s former EVP and Chief Marketing and Information Officer. He will continue to lead Teradata’s Corporate Marketing and IT Services functions, and will add responsibility for Corporate Operations. Previously, he served as EVP, Global Field Operations; Chief Marketing Officer; and VP of the Communications Industry for the Americas. He started Teradata's Channel Group in 1998. Fair served in sales and sales management for Financial Services Division of NCR from 1984 to 1993 and in 1997, his role was increased to include running NCR's server channel business.

Wimmer is former President of Teradata’s International region. Under Wimmer’s leadership, the International region, comprising the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific markets, grew revenue 8% in 2014. Prior to this, Wimmer was in charge of Teradata’s EMEA business and Central Europe operations. From July 1999 until the spin-off of Teradata from NCR in October 2007, he was also head of management for NCR GmbH Germany.  Wimmer joined NCR in 1996. Prior to that, he spent ten years with the French technology company, Bull, where he held various management positions in sales, marketing and services.

Date: March 6, 2015

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