SanDisk Appoints Retired Chairman and CEO of Conexant Systems to Board; Appoints Enterprise Storage Solutions Leader
SanDisk has appointed D. Scott Mercer, 62, to its board of directors. Mercer brings to SanDisk more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, in both senior executive and board positions. Mercer also currently serves as a Director of Polycom and QLogic. Previously, Mercer was the CEO, Director and Chairman of the Board of Conexant Systems, interim CEO and Director at Adaptec, and served as the CFO of Western Digital Corporation. Mercer also held senior operating and finance roles at Dell, LSI Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
SanDisk acquired SMART Storage Systems, a developer of enterprise solid state drives based on the SATA and SAS storage protocols, to combine with SanDisk's Enterprise Storage Solutions, which will be led by John Scaramuzzo. John has been the President of SMART Storage Systems and is a veteran of the storage industry with more than 25 years of experience at Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum and Digital Equipment Corporation. John assumes the role of SVP, enterprise storage solutions.
Polycom’s SVP of Global Channels Departs
Telepresence and voice communication solutions firm Polycom's SVP of Global Channels, Ron Myers, has decided to pursue an outside opportunity. He has served as VP, Channels at Polycom earlier. Before that, he was VP Client Care at Service Source, VP and General Manager Business Operations, VP Sales and Marketing Canada at TANDBERG, and VP GM Financial Services at Moore Canada.
Integrated Device Technology's CFO Departs; New CFO Appointed
Semiconductor solutions and memory products company Integrated Device Technology’s EVP and CFO Richard D. Crowley will be resigning his position with IDT to pursue another executive opportunity. The Company has appointed Brian C. White as CFO. White has more than 25 years of accounting and financial experience, including six years as VP of finance and treasurer at IDT. He also served as interim CFO at the Company in 2008. Prior to IDT, White served as director of business operations at NVIDIA and held a variety of senior level finance positions at IBM and Hitachi GST.
Emulex’s CFO to Leave
Networking solutions company Emulex’s EVP, CFO and Secretary Michael J. Rockenbach, 51, would cease to serve in such capacities. Rockenbach has served as CFO since 1997. From 1991 to 1996, he served in senior finance and accounting positions with Emulex. Before that, he served in various manufacturing finance and financial planning positions at Western Digital. He served as Manager of financial planning for the microcomputer products division.
Date Range: August 20th - September 28th