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Intel Veteran Plans to Leave

Sean Maloney, 56, an Intel EVP once seen as a potential candidate to lead the chip maker, plans to retire in January 2013. He suffered a stroke in 2010 that temporarily sidelined him from management roles. But he recovered sufficiently to assume the position of Chairman of Intel China and make public appearances in Asia, where he had long helped to build the company’s relationships with makers and buyers of personal computers. In 2009, Mr. Maloney was named general manager in charge of business operations of the Intel Architecture Group. Mr. Maloney, who is British, joined Intel 30 years ago and held a number of positions in the U.S. and abroad, including chief sales and marketing officer. He was a technical assistant to Andy Grove, then former Intel’s CEO, who helped define many of Intel’s policies and wrote books on management.

Seagate Appoints Leader for its Solid State Drive Business

Seagate Technology, the leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, re-appointed Gary Gentry to lead its solid state drive (SSD) business as SVP, SSD. Mr. Gentry will have responsibility for driving Seagate leadership in the SSD space, with time-to-market, competitive product offerings. Mr. Gentry has over 25 years of experience in the storage industry, including most recently as the General Manager of the Enterprise SSD Division of Micron Corporation. Prior to rejoining Seagate, he held leadership positions focusing on solid-state technologies at Spansion Corporation and Storage Genetics. He also served as CMO for Maxtor, and provided strategic consulting to Hitachi Global Storage Systems. While at Seagate he held various management positions including VP, Strategic Marketing and Planning.

Marketing Exec Leaves F5 Networks for Startup

Erik Giesa has left F5 Networks, the Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology company, to join Seattle startup ExtraHop Networks. Giesa previously served as VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5, overseeing partnerships with Microsoft, VMware, SAP and Oracle. A member of ExtraHop’s advisory board, Giesa will hold the title of SVP of Marketing. The University of Washington grad previously worked at Holistix, WRQ, Express Systems and hDC. Founded by former F5 exec Jesse Rothstein, ExtraHop raised $14 million from Madrona, Meritech Capital and others last year.

Texas Instruments Senior Leadership Changes

Semiconductor company Texas Instruments names SVP Brian Crutcher, 39, to head its Analog business, and SVP Greg Delagi, 49, to lead its Embedded Processing business.  Crutcher, is a 17-year TI veteran who most recently led the company's Embedded Processing business comprised of microcontrollers and digital signal processors. Under his leadership, this business gained substantial market share and increased new product introductions. In assuming responsibility for the company's Analog business, Brian replaces Gregg Lowe, who has left TI to become CEO at Freescale Semiconductor.

Marvell Technology Director Resigns

Marvell Technology Group, a semiconductor manufacturer, announced that Director Dr. Ta-lin Hsu has resigned from the board. Hsu is the founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific which he founded in 1986. Before that, he was a general partner at Hambrecht & Quist. Earlier in his career, he worked at IBM for 12 years and was most recently responsible for IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology.


Vodafone Selects Veteran as New CEO of Australia Operations

Vodafone Hutchison Australia, a joint venture which operates the Vodafone and Three brands, has announced that William T. Morrow, 51, has been appointed as CEO. He is a Vodafone veteran and previously led the firm’s operations in the UK, Europe, and Japan. Most recently, Morrow served as the CEO of Clearwire, an internet service provider in the U.S. Before joining Clearwire, he was the President & CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric. Prior to Pacific Gas & Electric, he served as CEO of Vodafone Europe and President of Vodafone KK in Japan. Earlier in his career, Morrow held senior executive roles at OuterBay Technologies, Airtouch International, and Belgacom Mobile. Currently, he serves as a Director of Broadcom and MobiTV.


Communications Infrastructure Company Loses Board Member

Crown Castle International announced the resignation of David Abrams, 49, from the company’s Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as the President of Abrams Capital and is a Member of the Board at CC Media Holdings. Earlier in his career, he was a board member at USA Mobility and Global Signal.

Executive Shuffle at AT&T

AT&T has appointed Marissa Shorenstein as President of AT&T NY. Prior to this appointment, Shorenstein served as President & CEO of Marissa Shorenstein LLC. Before starting her own company, Shorenstein served as the Director of Communications for Andrew Cuomo's campaign for Governor of NY in 2010 and as Press Secretary & Deputy Director of Communications for the State of NY under Governor David Paterson. Earlier in her career, she held PR roles under Vice President Al Gore, General Wesley Clark, and New York State Comptroller Carl McCall. Shorenstein serves on the Advisory Board of the Joan Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House, and the Board of Directors of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Dutch Phone Company Loses CFO & Board Member

KPN announced the resignation of CFO Carla Smits-Nusteling, 45. Eric Hageman, the CEO of KPN Belgium, and Steven van Schilfgaarde, the CEO of KPN Corporate Market, have been appointed as interim CFOs while the company looks for a permanent replacement. Before joining KPN, Smits-Nusteling held executive positions at Dutch Mail and TNT Express.


CEO Assumes Chairman Role at Verizon; New Board Member Elected

Verizon has confirmed that CEO Lowell McAdam, 56, has replaced Ivan Seidenberg, 65, as Chairman of the Board. Before becoming CEO, McAdam held the titles of COO of Verizon and EVP, COO, and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Prior to joining Verizon, he was the CEO of Primeco, a wireless joint venture between AirTouch and Bell Atlantic.

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