Sun Loses Networking Director In Crash

Sun Loses Networking Director In Crash

September 16, 2001

Sun Microsystems confirmed late Wednesday that the company's 340 employees at the World Trade Center have all been accounted for, but an executive in its Boston offices died in one of Tuesday's plane crashes.

Philip Rosenzweig, a Networking Director at Sun Lab's Boston Center for Networking, was onboard American Airlines Flight 11 before it slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center complex shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based networking giant said Rosenzweig, 47, had been with the company since 1991. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

"Our prayers and thoughts are with Phil's family and loved ones," says Sun chairman and CEO Scott McNealy in a statement. "Although we are relived that our World Trade Center employees are safe, we are devastated by the tremendous losses that are being suffered."

Sun maintained offices sales and enterprise offices on the 25th and 26th floors of the South tower of the World Trade Center.