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[PIE] Change of CEO

Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#1 - 2012-08-21 10:09:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Rodj Blake
From: TES Ark Imperial (Archon class)
Location: Misaba system
Commanding Officer: Adm. Rodj Blake


At the start of this year I commenced my third term as PIE CEO. I have never sought power, but I accepted the role in the best interests of the corporation.

Since then, I have spent as much of my time and energy as possible serving the corporation. However, I have become increasingly aware that my skills as a pilot and as a strategist have over the last year or two become out of date, and that new methodologies need to be employed in order to succeed in the current environment.

I have always held the opinion that the most important part of leadership was in knowing the right time to relinquish power and I have concluded that now is the time to step down. As such I informed my fellow directors a couple of weeks ago that I intended to resign and yesterday, with mixed emotions, I did just that.

The new CEO of PIE Inc and executor of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris is Mitara Newelle who since joining the corp has served with distinction and amply demonstrated her ability to take PIE from strength to strength. I know that PIE's members and allies will all support Admiral Newelle as they have me throughout my tenure and I am looking forward to seeing PIE thrive under her stewardship.

On a more personal note, I will be leaving PIE Inc. in the next few days to take up a new role within the alliance.


Dolce et decorum est pro Imperium mori

Odelya d'Hanguest
Order of St. Severian
#2 - 2012-08-21 10:20:58 UTC
"For forty millennia we struggled in the desert.
Time of infinity to grief our misgivings.
Time of eternity to stray without God's guidance.
One can repent and pray for forgiveness.
But true meekness is one that has penetrated and laid its roots in the very heart of a man.
The stars above will not weep for us parting.
The air we breathe won't notice our disappearance.
The dirt of the earth will embrace our decadence. Only in God can we thrive and grow.
Only in God."
- The Scriptures, Prophet Kuria 4:23

Admiral Blake,

I wish you all the best for your future endeavours!

Deo duce,
Odelya d'Hanguest
Optio of the 1st Praetorian Guard
Mardon Hashur
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2012-08-21 10:38:43 UTC
What capacity will you be serving after the change in position Mr.Blake

Sincerly Mardon Hashur

Andreus Ixiris
#4 - 2012-08-21 10:53:36 UTC
Congratulations, Blake. Never let it be said that I don't recognise my adversaries' achievements.

I'd drink a toast at your inauguration, but of course you wouldn't invite me and I can't go to Amarr space anyway.

Andreus Ixiris > A Civire without a chin is barely a Civire at all.

Pieter Tuulinen > He'd be Civirely disadvantaged, Andreus.

Andreus Ixiris > ...

Andreus Ixiris > This is why we're at war.

Tiberious Thessalonia
True Slave Foundations
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#5 - 2012-08-21 10:54:24 UTC
Good luck with where ever you go, Admiral Blake. I am certain you leave PIE in good hands.
Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#6 - 2012-08-21 11:00:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Rodj Blake
Mardon Hashur wrote:
What capacity will you be serving after the change in position Mr.Blake

I will be the Commandant of PAUX - it's mentioned in the internal announcement thread Blink

Dolce et decorum est pro Imperium mori

Mardon Hashur
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2012-08-21 11:09:39 UTC
Good to know Mr.Blake

Sincerly Mardon Hashur

Mra Rednu
Totally Into Spaceships
#8 - 2012-08-21 11:29:17 UTC

Admiral was an honour to serve under you're leadership during my time in Pie and wish you well in the future, you left Pie in good hands with Mitara in charge.

Mitty : Get you're hair cut, you in charge now.
Azdan Amith
#9 - 2012-08-21 11:42:05 UTC
May God shine his light on your way and bless your path henceforth, Admiral.

I am confident that PIE will continue to thrive under its new leadership and that PAUX will benefit from your experience and leadership as well.

~Archon Azdan Amith,  Order of Light's Retribution

Condor Amarr
Totally Into Spaceships
#10 - 2012-08-21 13:49:55 UTC
Could not agree more. I served with Mitara when I was a Captain with PIE. She tought me a lot as a new pilot within New Eden. Her professionalism is beyond reproach.

Thank you, Admiral Blake - your years of repeated dedication to PIE and the wider Empire continue to inspire.

Admiral Newelle - PIE is in good hands. I hope that you steer her in the direction that will best serve the Empire. God knows it needs you and your men.

Should you need anything, you need only ask.

Condor Amarr
Black Watch Guard
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#11 - 2012-08-21 13:56:02 UTC
Admiral Blake. When I was a child, I was told tales about your exploits in Providence. You were and always will be an ever-shining beacon of virtue for all faithful among us. May God bless you on your future path, and may PIE continue to prosper under new leadership.
Mitara Newelle
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#12 - 2012-08-21 14:54:53 UTC
I would like to add my thanks to Admiral Blake for his distinguished service to both the Empire and PIE. Few capsuleers have shown the fortitude required of such a career as Admiral Blake.

I salute you, Admiral. God bless you a thousand times over.

It is with great humility, and utmost respect for those who have come before me, that I now accept the position of CEO of PIE Inc. May I always remain a servant of our people, our Empress, and our God. May I continue to guide PIE in wisdom and in Faith.

Amarr Victor.

Lady Mitara Newelle of House Sarum, Holder of the Mekhios province of Damnidios Para'nashu, Champion of House Sarum, Sworn Upholder of the Faith, Divine Commodore of the 24th Imperial Crusade

Admiral of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris

The Rogue Consortium
#13 - 2012-08-21 17:05:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Graelyn
Aegis Militia salutes Adm Rodj Blake for his many years of dedicated service.

Given the dedication and skill displayed by Adm Newelle in the past, her choice as a successor is sure to be a good step for the future of the Praetorians.

Fly Strong, Admirals.

Cardinal Graelyn

Amarr Loyalist of the Year - YC113

Aethion Mirra
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#14 - 2012-08-21 18:35:23 UTC
I salute you, admiral Blake.

Amarr Victor

May Mitara's reign be long and prosperous.

Retired Captain, PIE Inc.

Lord Meriak
State Naval Academy
#15 - 2012-08-21 18:44:25 UTC
Amarrian Retribution and the 7th fleet salute you for the years of service you have put in.

Good luck in new roles.
Silas Vitalia
Nobilita Nera
#16 - 2012-08-21 19:46:13 UTC
It's been lovely, my most favorite of all Imperial loyalists.

This does give me a great idea for a comedy series, though. A retired Admiral Blake moves-in with the retired Archbishop, and cantankerous adventures ensue. I think we'll call it "Grump Old Men." We'll make a mint on the broadcast ratings!

I have but one small regret... that I was never able to watch your hull burn in person and collect your charred remains. Seems we were always at opposing battle schedules.

In any case a salute to you, my one and only Admiral Blake.

Sabik now, Sabik forever

Makkal Hanaya
Revenent Defence Corperation
#17 - 2012-08-21 19:53:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Makkal Hanaya
I am thrilled to see Admiral Newelle take up this position and know she will lead the Amarrian forces to glorious and righteous victory against the enemies of the Empire.

Admiral Blake, your years of dedicated service will not be long forgotten.

Render unto Khanid the things which are Khanid's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Mensha Khael Crow
House Murder
#18 - 2012-08-21 20:08:24 UTC
My congratulations.
Our righteousness is evident in the failures of the heathen, God keep us from falling prey to their weaknesses.
Simca Develon
#19 - 2012-08-21 20:31:06 UTC
Congratulations Admiral Newelle. I wish you the best of luck. Also good luck to you Admiral Blake.

Je suis le commencement de votre fin.

Le diable prend soin de son proper.

Esan Vartesa
Samarkand Financial
#20 - 2012-08-22 07:53:50 UTC
I wish both Admirals Blake and Newelle prosperity and joy in their new roles, and nothing but continued success to PIE.
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