Thursday, August 04, 2005 - Microsoft Names Turner As Chief Operating Officer - Microsoft Names Turner As Chief Operating Officer "Microsoft Corp. named Kevin Turner, formerly a top Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive, as its chief operating officer.
The Redmond, Wash., software giant said Mr. Turner, 40 years old, will be responsible for the "strategic and operational leadership" of Microsoft's sales, marketing and services work force, as well as the company's fulfillment and information-technology operations.
Mr. Turner was previously president and chief executive officer of Sam's Club, the warehouse club unit of Wal-Mart. Mr. Turner joined Wal-Mart in 1986 as an hourly associate and rose steadily in the company. Microsoft said he has served as executive vice president and chief information officer for Wal-Mart, a role in which he oversaw all information systems operations for the company."

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