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Autodesk Announces CEO Transition

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Autodesk[1], Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK[2]) today announced that Carl Bass has decided to step down as president and chief executive officer, effective February 8. The company’s board has instituted a CEO search to consider candidates inside and outside Autodesk and has formed an Interim Office of the Chief Executive to oversee the company’s day-to-day...

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Press Release: New CEO appointed to strengthen operations and continue global expansion

Mark has a long track record in the laser industry gained over 20 years in developing lasers for a wide range of applications and industries. He has held CEO roles with Spectron Laser Systems and GSI Group as well as senior technical roles at company and group level within GSI. He has held the position of CTO with SPI Lasers...

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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

As Reuters reports[1] and Apple has confirmed,[2] Apple CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down from his leadership position. Apple’s Board of Directors has named Tim Cook the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board. “I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years...

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Communications for Leadership Transitions

A version of this post appeared in NACD Online[1]. CEO succession planning is one of a board’s most important responsibilities. However, many companies are unprepared for communicating executive transitions. A recent survey[2] of senior-level corporate executives published by Alix Partners shows that about 50 percent of respondents felt their companies were unprepared for CEO succession, either because the company hadn’t identified possible successors...

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