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Christy Adkinson

Executive Project Director

Christy Adkinson serves as Cray’s Executive Project Director, responsible for driving the execution, coordination and communication of corporate initiatives across the organization. She also serves as the chief-of-staff to the CEO. Ms. Adkinson is also Cray’s liaison to the Cray User Group (CUG) board and a steering committee member of the SC conference series. She joined Cray’s marketing organization in 2002 and served as the Director of Marketing since 2004, responsible for corporate communications, product marketing and business development. Prior to joining Cray, Ms. Adkinson was the Vice President of Marketing at Returns Online and Director of Marketing at MedManage Systems, VoteHere.net and Cascade Design Automation. She spent her early career as an ASIC designer and applications engineer for Boeing and Applied Microsystems, respectively. Ms. Adkinson received a BSEE from Washington State University and an MBA from Seattle University.

John Dinning

Senior Vice President, Products

John Dinning serves as Senior Vice President, Products, responsible for guiding Cray’s product development strategy. Prior to joining Cray in March 2019, Mr. Dinning held several executive-level roles with Teradata, a leading provider of business analytics, data analytics, and hybrid cloud solutions. Most recently, he served as Teradata’s executive vice president and chief business officer where he led strategy, marketing, global learning, alliances, and M&A for the company. Before joining Teradata in 2000, Mr. Dinning led marketing, product management, and software quality engineering for campaign management startup Ceres Integration Solutions and also spent over a decade in finance, sales, and professional services management. Mr. Dinning holds an honors degree in business from the Ivey School of Business in Ontario, Canada and a chartered financial analyst designation.

John Josephakis

Vice President, Worldwide Sales

John Josephakis serves as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, responsible for leading Cray’s sales efforts across the globe. Prior to joining Cray in August 2013, Mr. Josephakis held several positions with data storage infrastructure provider DataDirect Networks (DDN). Most recently, he served as senior vice president of global HPC sales, leading more than 50 account managers and working with customers across five continents. Before joining DDN in 1999, he spent over 15 years in management roles in high technology. His prior experience includes operations and sales roles at various technology companies. Mr. Josephakis holds a degree in mechanical engineering and economics from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from St. Edwards University.

Frederick A. Kohout

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Fred Kohout serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for leading Cray’s worldwide marketing. Before joining Cray in 2016, Mr. Kohout led global partner marketing for EMC, a global leader in IT and business transformation. In that role, he oversaw the development of EMC’s partner strategy and all aspects of partner go-to-market. Prior to EMC, Mr. Kohout led marketing organizations as CMO at technology firms UC4 (Automic) and Tagsys RFID. Before that, he spent 18 years with Sun Microsystems in executive positions in both high performance computing and commercial product marketing, sales and corporate marketing. Mr. Kohout is a graduate of Central Washington University.

Charles A. Morreale

Senior Vice President, Field Operations

Chuck Morreale serves as Senior Vice President, Field Operations, responsible for all customer-facing organizations around the world including Sales & Presales, Service, Benchmarking and Special Purpose Systems. Before that, he served as vice president for Cray’s custom engineering effort from 2009 to 2011 and as vice president of the company’s central and field service and benchmarking organizations from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Morreale joined Cray in March 2004, serving as director of worldwide sales support. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Morreale was with IBM as an HPC sales executive responsible for worldwide high performance computing sales activities in the life sciences segment. From 1984 to 2001, he held a variety of positions at Cray Research, Inc., and Silicon Graphics, Inc., starting as a programmer analyst and ending as the northeast territory sales account manager. Mr. Morreale received a B.S. from The College of New Jersey.

Steven L. Scott

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Steve Scott serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, responsible for guiding the long-term technical direction of Cray’s supercomputing, storage and analytics products. Dr. Scott rejoined Cray in 2014 after serving as principal engineer in the Platforms group at Google and before that as the senior vice president and chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit. Dr. Scott first joined Cray in 1992, after earning his Ph.D. in computer architecture and BSEE in computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the chief architect of several Cray supercomputers and interconnects. Dr. Scott is a noted expert in high performance computer architecture and interconnection networks. He holds 41 U.S. patents in the areas of interconnection networks, cache coherence, synchronization mechanisms and scalable parallel architectures. He received the 2005 ACM Maurice Wilkes Award and the 2005 IEEE Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, and is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM. Dr. Scott was named to HPCwire’s “People to Watch in High Performance Computing” in 2012 and 2005.

Stathis Papaefstathiou

Senior Vice President, Research and Development

Stathis Papaefstathiou is Cray’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development, responsible for leading the software and hardware engineering efforts for all of Cray’s research and development projects. With more than 30 years of high tech experience, Papaefstathiou has held senior-level positions at Aerohive Networks, F5 Networks and Microsoft. In his most recent position at Aerohive, Mr. Papaefstathiou was the senior vice president of engineering and led product development. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.