Altera’s Long-time SVP Retires
Jordan S. Plofsky, 51, who served as SVP and General Manager of Altera Penang at Altera, is retiring. He served as SVP of Marketing at Altera and SVP of Applications Business Groups. He has more than 20 years of semiconductor experience, including positions at Analog Devices and Harris Corporation. He joined Altera in 2001 as SVP of Vertical Markets and Embedded Processor Products. He served at LSI Logic as an EVP of Enterprise Infrastructure Group and VP and GM of Networking Products Division.
Western Digital Reveals CEO Succession Plans
Western Digital, the hard drive technology company announced that Steve Milligan, 49, will become CEO in 2013, succeeding John Coyne, 63, who is retiring. Coyne served as CEO of Western Digital since 2007 and spent the vast majority of a distinguished career in the electronics industry with Western Digital, joining the company in 1983.
Milligan rejoined Western Digital earlier this year as president as a result of the HGST acquisition. He had served as HGST's president and as its president and CEO until Western Digital's acquisition of HGST in 2012. Before that he served as HGST's CFO. Before joining HGST, Milligan served as CFO of Western Digital. Previously, he held a variety of financial and accounting roles at Dell and Price Waterhouse.
Micron Technology Names VP, WirelessSolutions Group and VP, Global Supply Chain
Micron Technology named Michael Rayfield as VP, WirelessSolutions Group. Rayfield will be responsible for managing all aspects of Micron's Wireless Solutions Group that provides DRAM, NAND Flash, NOR Flash and PCM memory solutions, including multi-chip packages, to the global mobile device market. With 15 years of executive management experience and nearly 30 years in the industry, Rayfield worked for the past seven years as the VP and general manager of NVIDIA's Mobile Business Unit where his team created advanced computer on a chip technology and won key mobile industry reference designs. Rayfield's professional background also includes serving in executive sales, business development and operations roles at Stretch, Reshape, Cisco, Growth Networks and Texas Instruments. He began his career in various technical sales roles with Texas Instruments.
The company has also named John Waite as VP of global supply chain. With more than 15 years of executive global supply chain management experience, Waite's professional background includes previously serving as the VP of global supply chain and other related roles at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and IBM Microelectronics.
STMicroelectronics Announces New Appointments in the Executive Management Team
STMicroelectronics appointed Georges Penalver as EVP, Member of the Corporate Strategic Committee, Corporate Strategy Officer. Penalver was formerly Managing Director of the Communication Business Group of Sagem and, more recently, Member of the Executive Board of France Telecom/Orange Group in charge of the Group's Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships.
Jean-Marc Chery, EVP, will take the additional responsibility of General Manager, Digital Sector, while maintaining his current role of EVP, Chief Technology and Manufacturing Officer.
As a consequence of Chery's expanded responsibilities, Eric Aussedat, General Manager, Imaging and Bi-CMOS ASICs Group; Joel Hartmann, Corporate Vice President, Front-end Manufacturing & Process R&D, Digital Sector, and Philippe Magarshack, Corporate Vice President, Design Enablement & Services, are promoted to Executive Vice Presidents while maintaining their previous scope of activities.
Philippe Lambinet, EVP, Corporate Strategy Officer and General Manager, Digital Sector is leaving the company today to pursue other interests.
Advanced Micro Devices Appoints Semiconductor Industry Expert to Board; CFO Resigns
AMD appointed John R. Harding, 57, as director. He serves as the President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of eSilicon, a privately-held semiconductor design and manufacturing services provider he co-founded, which following the company's acquisition of SeaMicro, became one of company's suppliers. Before co-founding eSilicon, Harding served as president and CEO and member of the board of Cadence Design Systems , which acquired his former employer, Cooper & Chyan Technology.
SVP and CFO Thomas Seifert, 48, resigned, to pursue other opportunities. Devinder Kumar, SVP and corporate controller, will serve as interim CFO while a search commences for Mr. Seifert's replacement. Kumar has served as the Company's corporate controller since 2001.
CVS Caremark Exec Resigns from NetScout’s Board
Stuart McGuigan, 53, resigns from integrated network and application performance management solutions company, NetScout Systems’ board. McGuigan is SVP and CIO of CVS Caremark since 2009 and SVP and CIO of CVS Pharmacy since 2008; and SVP and CIO of Liberty Mutual Group.
Intersil Corporation Appoints Long-Serving Semiconductor Industry Professional to Board
Intersil Corporation, the analog and mixed-signal solutions company, named Donald Macleod, 63, to its Board of Directors. He served as President and CEO of National Semiconductor until its acquisition in 2011. He joined National Semiconductor in 1978 and served in a variety of executive positions prior to becoming CEO, including COO and CFO. He also served as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Macleod currently serves on the Board of Avago Technologies, a position he has held since 2007.
Infoblox Appoints Worldwide Field Operations Head
Infoblox, the enterprise network infrastructure automation software and hardware company, promoted Chris Andrews, 56, to EVP of Worldwide Field Operations. In his new role, Andrews will be responsible for managing all aspects of worldwide Field Operations including Sales, Services, Support and Training. Andrews joined Infoblox in 2006 and brings more than 20 years of sales leadership to his new role at Infoblox. Andrews most recently held the position of SVP of Worldwide Sales, where he was responsible for managing Infoblox’s worldwide Sales and Channel organizations. Prior to his tenure at Infoblox, Andrews held senior positions at Fortinet and NetScreen Technologies (acquired by Juniper Networks). Andrews succeeds Mark Smith, who will remain with the company through October 2012 to ensure a successful transition.
Former Motorola Exec Named to Networking Equipment Company’s Board
Procera Networks, a networking equipment company, elected Alan B. Lefkof, 52, to its Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge, most recently serving as corporate VP and general manager at Motorola, and then at its spinoff, Motorola Mobility Holdings, where he led the Broadband Solutions Group and then the Software Solutions Group until early 2012. Prior to that, he served as a director and as president and CEO of Netopia, a developer of broadband networking equipment and carrier-class software for the remote management of broadband services until its acquisition by Motorola in 2007. Prior to Netopia, he served as president of Farallon Communications, a local area networking company. He was also president of the GRiD Division of Tandy Corporation, where he led the enterprise division for personal computers and laptops.
Extreme Networks Promotes Operations and Quality Exec
Extreme Networks, the network infrastructure equipment and services company, promoted Frank Blohm to the position of SVP of Customer Service, Operations, Quality and IT. Blohm is a twenty year veteran of the high technology industry and for the last decade has provided Extreme Networks with leadership for its worldwide operations in his role as VP of operations and Chief Quality Officer. As SVP, Blohm now gains responsibility for worldwide customer service and support, and IT.
Carlos Perea is also promoted to the position of VP of Sales for Latin America (LATAM). Perea, a twelve year veteran of the company with 23 years of industry experience, has sales and channel responsibility for the region. Perea has also cultivated a strong base of channel and distribution partners in the region with customer wins in education, telecom service providers, and banking.
Network-Based Services Company Hires M&A Expert for Corporate Development
RigNet, a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, appointed Brad Alexander to the new position of VP, Corporate Development. Alexander has over twenty years of expertise in hands-on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and integration of businesses. Most recently, Alexander has served as a managing director at Westlake Securities and, before that, as a SVP at Gulfstar Group, both investment banks for middle market companies.
Date range: August 20th - September 16th