Richard A. Kashnow has served as a director of Ariba since April 2003.
Since 2003, Mr. Kashnow has been self-employed as a consultant. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Kashnow served as President of Tyco Ventures, the venture capital unit he established for Tyco International, Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company.
From 1995 to 1999, he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Raychem Corporation, a global technology materials company. He started his career as a physicist at General Electric's Corporate Research and Development Center in 1970. During his seventeen years with GE, he progressed through a series of technical and general management assignments.
Mr. Kashnow received a Ph.D. in physics from Tufts University in 1968 and a BS in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army between 1968 and 1970 and completed his active duty tour as a Captain.
In addition to serving as a director of the Company, Mr. Kashnow is also a member of the board of directors of Pillar Data Systems, a private company specializing in networked storage and ActivIdentity, a public software security company.
Until September 2007, Mr. Kashnow served as Chairman of Komag, Inc., a public data storage media company which was acquired at that time by Western Digital.
- 04/29/08 -techcrunch.com