updated 10:55 am EST, Mon December 13, 2004
New FileMaker exec
Apple's division today announced the appointment of Simon Thornhill as the company's vice president of Engineering. In his new role, Thornhill will focus on setting company-wide database software technology directions. While at Borland Software Corporation for the past 12 years, Thornhill served as vice president and general manager for the .NET group, and as VP and general manager for the RAD group. He was also director of development for Borland's Windows product group. "With the recent successful introduction of the new FileMaker 7 product line, this is an exciting time for Simon to lead the FileMaker Engineering team," said Dominique Goupil, president of FileMaker. "With a strong understanding of the needs of today's knowledge worker, Simon is keenly equipped to lead the next generation of FileMaker software development."