Google Names Wayne Rosing New Vice President Of Engineering

Company Moves to Strengthen Executive Team with Recognized Technology Pioneer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 17, 2001 – Google Inc., developer of the award-winning Google search engine, today announced that the company has named Wayne Rosing, 54, as its new vice president of Engineering. Rosing, a Silicon Valley veteran, brings over a quarter century of engineering and research experience to the Mountain View-based company.

As vice president of Engineering, Rosing will be responsible for managing Google’s skilled engineering staff and guiding the company’s technologic development. Rosing joins Google from his most recent position as chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering at Caere Corporation. While at Caere, Rosing managed all engineering for optical character recognition (OCR) product lines and was the driving force behind the acquisition of what has become one of Caere’s key products, Omniform, a comprehensive forms application.

"Wayne’s demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of cutting-edge technology will be an invaluable asset to Google as we continue to develop and improve our products," said Larry Page, Google CEO and co-founder.

Prior to joining Caere, Rosing led FirstPerson, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, as president. There, among the other accomplishments of his tenure, Rosing headed the team that developed the technology base for Java. Previous to his position with FirstPerson, Rosing further demonstrated his credentials as a pioneer by founding Sun Microsystems Laboratories and staffing them to more than 100 researchers.

"It’s obvious to anyone who has used Google’s search engine, that they share my focus on developing sound technology and delivering an exceptional product," said Rosing. "Google has a very promising future and I’m looking forward to being a part of it."

About Google Inc.

Google exists to provide the world’s best Internet search experience. Google accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy way to find the most relevant information available. Google’s technological innovations have powered the company to numerous awards, including the WIRED Readers Raves Award for Most Intelligent Agent; a 2000 Webby and People’s Voice Award For Best Technical Achievement; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech of 1999 by TIME magazine; Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; and Best Search Engine by The Net. A growing number of companies, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, Cisco, and Red Hat, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit

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