Covisint names new CEO

Automotive industry e-services exchange Covisint has named Bob Paul as its chief executive officer.

Automotive industry e-services exchange Covisint has named Bob Paul as its chief executive officer.

Paul replaces Bruce Swift, who was appointed to the job at the end of April. Swift had replaced Harold Kutner, who retired.

Kutner, one of Covisint's founders and a former vice president at General Motors, had taken the reins in June last year after the departure of Kevin English, Covisint's first CEO. English had held the job for 14 months.

Although Swift has accepted the position of president at another company, he will stay on as Covisint's chairman.

Paul has been with Covisint since October 2001 and serves as its senior vice president of sales and marketing. He is a veteran of the automotive and technology businesses.

Before joining Covisint, Paul was president and chief operating officer of Synapz, a provider of web-based supply chain management procurement applications for the automotive industry.

Linda Rosencrance writes for Computerworld

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