Mamoru Nakano joined Cray in January 2005 as President of Cray Japan. Previously, he held the position of general manager for HPC and Linux in the Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, for Hewlett Packard. Mr. Nakano started out 23 years ago in a research position with Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, and has held a series of increasingly responsible management positions in Japan with Digital Equipment Corporation and that firm's new parent, Compaq, before the latter company was acquired by Hewlett Packard. He has demonstrated notable leadership in growing market share for DEC, Compaq and Hewlett Packard and introducing the companies' products to new customers and new market segments. His management experience includes sales, marketing and service, all in the technical computing market in which Cray also competes.