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New CA Chief Vows to Pick Up Software Maker's Pace

CA Inc. (CA) Chief Executive Mike Gregoire wants his company's name to ring out in Silicon Valley--a place he'll paradoxically see less often as he settles into his role as the head of the New York-based software provider.Roughly three months after taking the helm at CA, Mr. Gregoire said the company plans to consolidate its California office space in Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Campbell and South San Francisco this summer into a much bigger building complex in Santa Clara, at the heart of Silicon Valley. Its work force in the area, now numbering less than 400, will expand to more than 500 in the coming months.Mr. Gregoire, meanwhile, expects to spend most of his time in New York--where he said it's easiest for customers to meet executives--though raising the company's profile in California remains a top priority."Every technology has a grounding effect" on talent, the 47-year-old executive said in a phone interview. "It would be hard for us to ignore that the Valley has a lot of that. I ...

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