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Saturday, 07 December 2013 05:00

7 Notable Storage & Networking Industry Appointments

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Micron Technology Appoints Quality Lead

Memory technologies giant Micron Technology named Rajan Rajgopal as VP of Quality. Rajgopal most recently served as the VP of Global Quality and Customer Enablement for GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Singapore. Rajgopal's professional background includes serving in multiple executive and management positions involving customer programs, manufacturing operations and engineering at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, where he had worked since 1995. He also worked as a member of the technical staff at the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Research and Design Center in Dallas from 1989 to 1995. 

Intel Architecture Group Head Leaves; Company’s Subsidiary Goes through Leadership Changes

David Perlmutter, 59, EVP and General Manager of Intel Architecture Group, to leave Intel, in order to pursue other opportunities. Throughout his career at Intel, Perlmutter led many of the product, technology and business transformations at Intel. Earlier, he served as SVP of Intel Mobility Group (formerly known as Mobile Products Group), General Manager and Corporate VP of Mobility Group, VP and General Manager, Mobile Platforms Group and became co-manager with Sean Maloney of Mobility Group. Prior to that, he also served as VP of Microprocessor Group and General Manager of Basic Microprocessor Division and Intel Israel Development Center.

EMC Appoints Symantec EVP as President of Newly-Formed Emerging Technology Products Division 

EMC appoints Chirantan "CJ" Desai as President of the company's newly-formed Emerging Technology Products Division. The new division will develop and launch new products and grow new businesses based on emerging technologies, with a special focus on disruptive technologies. Desai most recently served as EVP of Information Management at Symantec. In this role, he was responsible for the company's backup and recovery, storage, cluster file system, high availability and archiving products. Prior to that, he served as SVP of the company's Endpoint and Mobility Group and also led engineering for the Endpoint and Message Security Groups. 

Juniper Networks' CEO to Retire

Networking equipment giant Juniper Networks’ CEO Kevin R. Johnson, 52, is planning to retire. Johnson will stay at the helm until Juniper’s board finds a replacement. Johnson has been the CEO of Juniper for the last five years, and said he is stepping down because it’s a good time for the company to transition. Prior to Juniper Networks, Johnson was at Microsoft, where he served as President, Platforms and Services Division. He had been Co-President of the Platforms and Services Division, Group Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Americas, and Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales, Marketing, and Services. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, Johnson worked in the systems integration and consulting business of IBM, and started his career as a software developer. Johnson also serves on the board of Starbucks Corporation.

Intel Lab's CTO Stepping Down

Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO and director of the company's labs, is stepping down to meet a requirement in the company's bylaws that employees cannot serve as corporate officers after the age of 65. Rattner will take a personal leave immediately to deal with a pressing family matter and will return to Intel at a later date in a role to be determined. Intel Labs will report to Intel President Renée James until further decisions are made. Rattner joined Intel in 1973 and was named its first principal engineer in 1979, its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988 and was in the first group of Intel Fellows to be named Senior Fellow in 2001.

Seagate’s CTO to Leave; Operations Head to take up Responsibility

Robert W. Whitmore, 50, EVP and Chief Technology Officer of electronic data storage products company Seagate Technology. Whitmore will work with William D. Mosley, 44, EVP, Operations to ensure a smooth transition. The functions previously under Whitmore’s oversight will become the responsibility of Mosley as the EVP responsible for the Company’s Operations and Research & Development. Whitmore will remain at the Company in a senior technical advisory capacity.

Intel Names Current COO as CEO and Software and Services Head as President

Intel’s COO Brian Krzanich, 52, a company veteran of nearly 30 years, will assume the CEO role replacing Paul Otellini, who is retiring. Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the COO since January 2012. Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions within Intel's manufacturing organization. He was responsible for Fab/Sort Manufacturing from 2007-2011 and Assembly and Test from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, he was responsible for the implementation of the 0.13-micron logic process technology across Intel's global factory network. From 1997 to 2001, Krzanich served as the Fab 17 plant manager, where he oversaw the integration of Digital Equipment Corporation's semiconductor manufacturing operations into Intel's manufacturing network. Prior to this role, Krzanich held plant and manufacturing manager roles at multiple Intel factories. Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as a process engineer.

ARM Holdings Witnesses CEO Succession

ARM Holdings’ CEO Warren East, 51, has decided to retire, after nearly twelve years as CEO and nineteen outstanding years at the company. Simon Segars, 45, currently President of ARM, will become the company's new CEO. Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to establish the company's consulting business and later became VP of business operations. Within three years he was appointed to the Board as COO. Warren became ARM's CEO in 2001 and under his leadership ARM has become the foremost designer of semiconductor IP in the world, providing processor technology for nearly all mobile phones and network devices and storage, with many other consumer and industrial electronic devices.

Microchip Technology's Investor Relations & BD Leader Retires

Gordon Parnell, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development of Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, will retire. Gordon was a long-time CFO of Microchip, and in 2009, moved to a role of IR and Business Development. He has many long-term relationships with Microchip's investors and analysts. Under Gordon's watch, Microchip completed 10 acquisitions in the last four years, including two large acquisitions - Silicon Storage Technology in 2010 and SMSC in 2012.

Intel Promotes Senior Execs

Intel elevated William M. Holt, 60, from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and jointly oversees all technology development and manufacturing activities across the company. Holt joined Intel in 1974, and was named a SVP in 2006.

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