VMS Software appoints new CEO

VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Kevin Shaw has been with VSI’s parent company Teracloud for 2.5 years as Chief Technology Officer, supporting both VSI and 21st Century Software. During this time, the company says he has played a key role in growth strategies.

Prior to joining Teracloud, Shaw was Managing Director at Rocket Software. He led a multimillion-dollar storage brand, which included leading an organization of 90 employees. The core focus of the business areas included storage, cloud, and security solutions. VSI reported in its release that “Kevin’s success at Rocket was accomplished through both organic and inorganic strategies, aligned with his innovative approach of combining customer applications with best of available technology. These attributes will stand Kevin in good stead with VSI customers and the OpenVMS community.”

Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and English from Tufts University. He replaces Jim Janetos as VSI CEO. Janetos is retiring from the company and from IT. The company thanked him “for his dedication and enthusiasm in getting us to the point where we have now released OpenVMS 9.1 and are on track with 9.2.”

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