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"LeFaivre has held R&D management positions at Sun Microsystems and
Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, in addition to Apple Computer and
Viacom. He is also a former professor of computer science at Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey.
LeFaivre holds his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Missouri,
Columbia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer sciences from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison."

"Dr. Rick LeFaivre, has returned to the company as vice president of the
newly formed Apple Technology Group and Human Interface Design Center.
LeFaivre was formerly vice president of Apple's Advanced Technology
Group, and most recently was senior vice president and chief technology
officer at Computer Curriculum Corporation, a subsidiary of Viacom,

Borland International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BORL) CTO Rick LeFaivre
to address Windows developers...