|Microsoft Hires New COO From Walmart|
|Reed Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Thu, 4 Aug 2005 23:05:21 -0500
By Reed Stevenson|
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. appointed Kevin Turner, a top
The appointment of Turner, 40, who will be in charge of Microsoft's
Wal-Mart, in a separate announcement, said that Doug McMillon would
Microsoft's COO job, considered the No. 3 position after Chairman Bill
"That number three job at Microsoft is a tough position to be in,"
Belluzzo, a former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive, left Microsoft three
Belluzzo also held the title of president, but Turner was not named
"Turner's experience as a proven leader of people in Wal-Mart's
Turner will effectively replace Kevin Johnson, Microsoft's group vice
Ballmer said in his e-mail that Johnson's new role would be announced
Rosoff, who has been tracking Microsoft's human resources for year,
"There might be an executive departure that we haven't heard of yet,"
At Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, Turner was considered a
Under his tenure, Sam's Club aggressively cut prices to win over
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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