SANTA CLARA, CA: Andy Lark, VP of global communications and marketing at Sun Microsystems, has announced he is leaving the company. He will stay long enough to help transition his responsibilities.
As Lark transitions out of Sun, PR, analyst relations, and brand research will report to Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, VP of brand experience and community marketing, according to a memo announcing his leaving sent to Sun marketing staff by Anil Gadre, CMO and EVP.
"I did a lot of reflecting over the holidays," said Lark, who has been with Sun for three years. "It's time for me to move on to the next thing. I'm really excited and energized with where Sun is these days. I rebuilt the communications team, and it is now at a point where I felt comfortable moving on."
Lark said he has concrete plans for what he will do next, but declined to disclose those plans until after he leaves Sun.
"I'm not going to be taking time off to discover myself or spend more time with my dog," Lark added.
Lark was unsure of what Sun planned to do about his replacement.
Before joining Sun, Lark was VP of corporate communications at Nortel. Lark also worked at Fleishman-Hillard.