Compuware Chair/CEO Peter Karmanos Jr says he would like to retire  by 2013.

That’s the year Karmanos will turn 70 and the computer software company he founded will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Karmanos joked, “I’d like to leave with a really great flourish.”]

Karmanos moved Compuware’s offices from Farmington Hills to a gleaming new downtown Detroit headquarters building in 2002. The company employs about 19 hundred people in Detroit and has a global workforce of more than four thousand.

He also owns the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and a couple of minor league teams, including the Plymouth Whalers.

Karmanos also established the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit in honor of his first wife.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Detroit Free Press And The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)


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