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John Pestana takes over from retiring Chris Clune at Exactrail

By Hal Miller
Published: January 24, 2011
Model railroad manufacturer Exactrail has announced a change at the top.

Software entrepreneur John Pestana is taking charge of the company’s day-to-day operations as Exactrail’s president and chief executive officer.

Previous company head Chris Clune is retiring and “will continue to be a continued source of inspiration and direction for Exactrail’s precision product development team,” the release said.

Pestana is the co-founder of Omniture, a software company based in Orem, Utah. The new model railroad exec helped grow his former company from a student-run operation to a worldwide, publicly traded company with more than 1,200 employees.

Software giant Adobe bought Omniture in November 2009 for $1.8 billion.

“This is an exciting time for Exactrail,” Pestana said. “I am both pleased and excited to continue building value to one of the industry’s newest and strongest brands.”