Alwil Software, the developers of the popular avast! antivirus software, announced this week that former Symantec executive Vince Steckler has been named as the company’s new CEO.
Steckler brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience to his new position at Alwil, having served in high level positions at both Symantec and Logicon/Northrop Grumman. He most recently served as vice president of worldwide consumer sales at Symantec, running it’s nearly $2 billion international sales organization.
He will now be in charge of heading an organization, whose software is used by more than 80 million customers and is available in 33 languages.
Steckler holds bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine.