Novell has promoted Troy Richardson to president of Novell Americas and hired Maarten Koster to be president of Novell Asia Pacific, the Linux and server software company said. Richardson, formerly president and general manager of sales for Novell's northeast U.S. region, replaces Susan Heystee. Heystee has become vice president and general manager for global strategic alliances, a newly created post.
Koster previously was director of IBM's Tivoli management software for the Asia-Pacific region. He replaces, who left the company earlier. and to focus more on Linux and other open-source software.