Edelman names new Western prez

CHICAGO: In a move many have predicted, Edelman Worldwide this week named Harry Pforzheimer president of the agency's Western Region.

CHICAGO: In a move many have predicted, Edelman Worldwide this week named Harry Pforzheimer president of the agency's Western Region.

CHICAGO: In a move many have predicted, Edelman Worldwide this week named Harry Pforzheimer president of the agency's Western Region.

Pforzheimer, who has served as EVP and GM for Edelman's Silicon Valley operations for the past two years, fills the gap left when Matthew Harrington transferred back East to serve as New York president last June.

As co-director of Edelman's thriving Global Technology practice and head of the Western Region's fastest growing office, Pforzheimer has widely been considered the most likely candidate to succeed Harrington. Under his direction since 1998, Edelman's Global Tech unit has grown to 300 employees worldwide servicing such blue-chip accounts as Apple Computer, EDS, Agilent and Verisign. Last year, the Mountain View office alone reported dollars 7.5 million in fee income, a jump of 43% from the previous year.

In the new post, Pforzheimer will oversee Edelman outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, Sacramento and Seattle. He will also continue in his role as GM for the Silicon Valley office.

Prior to joining Edelman, Pforzheimer served as EVP and GM of the Weber Group, running its West Coast operations. Before that, he spent six years with Silicon Graphics as director of corporate communications, where he helped reposition the company from a niche graphics workstation vendor into a leading global manufacturer of visual computing systems. A past president of the PRSA's Silicon Valley chapter, Pforzheimer has also served with StorageTek, United Banks of Colorado and an energy subsidiary of Standard Oil.





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