Roxio Appoints Key Executives to Top Posts
Tom Shea to become President of Roxio and Mike Bebel to become President of Napster
Santa Clara, California - (May 22, 2003) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), The Digital Media Company®, announced today that as part of its new organizational structure, Tom Shea has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Roxio's software division and Mike Bebel will serve as the president and chief operating officer of the Napster division. Tom Shea and Mike Bebel will report directly to Roxio's chairman and chief executive officer, Chris Gorog.
"Over the years, Tom Shea's expertise has been instrumental to Roxio in establishing our leadership position in the digital media market," said Chris Gorog, chairman and CEO at Roxio. "The addition of Mike Bebel to our company's senior management team supports Roxio's goal of expanding our digital media capabilities. Mike Bebel's experience and respect in the online music industry will be key for the re-launch and management of Napster, concluded Gorog."
At Roxio, Tom Shea served as the company's senior vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to Roxio, Tom Shea was vice president and general manager of the Software Products Group of Roxio's former
parent company Adaptec, Inc. Under Shea's leadership, Easy CD &
DVD Creator® for Windows and Toast® for Macintosh became
the top-selling CD recording software products in the world. Tom
Shea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Michael Bebel was formerly the president and chief executive officer
at pressplay. Before joining pressplay, Bebel was executive vice
president of the eLabs division of Universal Music Group (UMG),
where he played a leading role in the formation of the pressplay
joint venture between UMG and Sony Music Entertainment. Bebel holds
an MBA in management and economics from the State University of
New York at Binghamton and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
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