October 8, 2009 – Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Michael Piraino as vice president and general counsel of Cray Inc. The search was led by Alisa Tazioli, a managing director in MLA’s Seattle office. Most recently, Mr. Piraino was with the Seattle office of Fenwick & West. Prior to that, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary for WatchGuard Technologies. “As a market leader and technological innovator in the small and highly competitive field of supercomputers Cray requires an exceptional and energetic leader,” says Ms. Tazioli. “In Mike, Cray has recruited a General Counsel with proven business experience and judgment who can provide advice to a publicly held global technology company.” As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides innovative computing platforms, services and support that enable scientists and engineers in academia, government, and industry to meet computational challenges on a wide variety of applications. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Major, Lindsey & Africa is an executive search firm focused on the legal sector.