Tim Buckley, Red Hat’s chief operating officer for the past five years, is retiring, the company disclosed Monday.

Buckley also was executive vice president with responsibility for North American sales and global channel sales.

Alex Pinchev, who joined Red Hat in April as head of international operations, will take over management of worldwide sales and international operations.

Pinchev was founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of MainControl, Inc. before joining Red Hat.

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