Paul Gross to Join Internet Platform and Tools Division at Microsoft

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 26, 1996 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Paul H. Gross will join the company as vice president in its Internet platform and tools division.

Before joining Microsoft, Gross was senior vice president of research and development at Borland International Inc., where he managed all of the company’s research and development efforts. Previously, he was general manager of Borland’s languages, where he was responsible for development and marketing of Borland C++ and Delphi.

“I have tremendous respect for Paul Gross and am pleased to have him join our company during this very crucial period of growth in the industry,”
said Bill Gates, chairman and CEO of Microsoft.
“We expect Paul to make significant contributions to our Internet strategy and products.”

“I am very excited to be joining Microsoft,”
said Gross.
“The company is at the forefront of the Internet platform, it’s building great products, and I’m excited by the contribution I can make.”

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