Novell on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dennis R. Raney as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Raney, 55, has been Novell's interim CFO since March when former CFO James R. Tolonen resigned after 15 years with the company.Raney has held CFO positions at Bristol Myers Squibb-pharmaceutical, General Magic, California Microwave and QAD Inc. He also spent 23 hears with Hewlett-Packard in finance, international and real estate assignments.