Apple Appoints Former EPA Head to Lead Green Efforts; Former Yves St. Laurent CEO Joins for Special Projects

Apple has appointed the former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lisa Jackson as VP, Environmental Initiatives. Jackson had, until earlier this year, served as head of the EPA. Appointed by President Obama, she had been charged with helping to guide environmental policies and help to protect national resources from contamination. She left the post earlier this year following a run of more than four years heading up the agency.

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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.

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VMware Appoints SVP, Global Channels and Alliances

Dave O'Callaghan has joined VMware as SVP of global channels and alliances. In this role, he will be responsible for the growth of the company's global partner organisation and help deliver solutions pertaining to software-defined data centers, hybrid cloud and the mobile workspace. Prior to joining, VMware, O'Callaghan worked for 12 years with Cisco, most recently as VP, Worldwide Commercial Sales.  He has also held several sales-centric roles at Hitachi Data Systems and Memorex Telex.

F5 Networks Appoints Two Industry Vets to Board

F5 Networks named Sandra Bergeron, 54, and Steve Smith, 55, to its board of directors. Ms. Bergeron is an experienced technology industry executive with a national reputation as an expert on computer security matters. Mr. Smith is CEO, President, and member of the board of Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company.

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Microsoft Appoints P&G Exec to lead Retail Sales and Marketing and Perceptive Pixel Founder as New GM

Microsoft appointed Stephen Schueler as Corporate VP of Retail Sales and Marketing. In his position, Schueler will be responsible for driving demand through global retail partners and ensuring customers receive a great service experience. Schueler joins Microsoft from Procter & Gamble, where he most recently served as General Manager for the Global Retail Operations Group responsible for global merchandising, promotion, and the third-party selling organizations. He will report to Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft.

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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.

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Seagate's Online Backup & Cloud Storage Subsidiary Appoints Marketing Head for Europe

EVault, a Seagate company involved in Online Backup & Cloud Storage Services, appointed Aad Dekkers as its Director of Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining EVault, Dekkers served as CMO at MTI Europe, where he was responsible for marketing, business development, strategy, and acquisitions in Europe. Previously, he held positions like Director Products, Solutions & Alliances Marketing EMEA at NetApp, Sr. Manager Product Marketing EMEA at NetApp, Manager Product Marketing at Sun Microsystems, Product Marketing Manager at Tulip Computers International, Support Desk Manager at IPC Benelux, and Technical Support Engineer at ICL Benelux.