AvantGo Hires Dell Online VP As CEO



AvantGo Inc. continues its executive shakeup. The mobile-information-management company said today it has appointed Richard Owen as CEO, replacing founder Felix Lin.

Owen formerly served as VP for Dell Computer's Dell Online, where he oversaw the creation and execution of Dell's global Internet strategy. "There is enormous potential to go forward with the combination of mobile devices and the Internet," Owen says of his new position.

"We are ecstatic and thrilled about the talent and capabilities we have in Richard Owen," says Lin, who will continue at AvantGo as chairman of the board.

AvantGo software provides content from media Web sites to mobile devices with Palm Computing operating systems and Windows CE platforms.

Owen joins a recently changed management team that includes a new CFO, a general counsel, and a VP.

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