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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.

Thomas M. Kilroy, 55, was promoted from SVP to EVP. He is general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group and is responsible for all of the company's sales and marketing efforts worldwide. Kilroy joined Intel in 1990, and was named a SVP in 2010.

Sohail U. Ahmed, 53, was elevated from corporate VP to SVP. He is director of Logic Technology Development in the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for the development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic technologies that will produce future Intel microprocessors and systems-on-chips (SoCs). Ahmed joined Intel in 1984, and was elected corporate VP in 2006.

Diane M. Bryant, 50, was promoted from corporate VP to SVP. She is general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. In this role, Bryant manages Intel's P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high-performance computing, storage, communications, networking and intelligent connected systems. She joined Intel in 1985, and was elected corporate VP in 2008.

Kirk B. Skaugen, 42, was elevated from corporate VP to SVP. He is general manager of the PC Client Group and is responsible for Intel's consumer and business computer business. In this role, he oversees Intel's efforts to once again transform the personal computer industry with the UltrabookT and new computing experiences. Skaugen joined Intel in 1992, and was elected corporate VP in 2010.

Jonathan Khazam, 51, was elected corporate VP and is general manager of the Visual and Parallel Computing Group in the Intel Architecture Group. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for the development of Intel's integrated processor graphics and many-core Xeon PhiT computing products. Khazam joined Intel in 1991.

Michael C. Mayberry, 55, was elected corporate VP and is director of Components Research, which is the research arm for the Technology and Manufacturing Group. He is responsible for Intel's ongoing research - including internal research, university research, and other external collaborations - to enable future process options for Intel's technology development organizations. He joined Intel in 1984.

Kimberly S. Stevenson, 50, was elected corporate VP and is CIO. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of IT to enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. Stevenson joined Intel in 2009.

GE Vet Joins EMC as CIO

EMC appointed 20-year GE veteran Vic Bhagat as EVP, Corporate Services and CIO. Bhagat assumes responsibility for EMC IT, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services and Indirect Procurement organizations. He succeeds EVP Sanjay Mirchandani who, after nearly seven highly successful years with EMC, will transition to a new strategic role within the company.

Bhagat has a proven track record of delivering world-class results in IT, business process, development centers, shared service operations and innovation. A 30-year industry veteran, including more than 20 years at GE, he most recently helped establish Accenture's worldwide Big Data analytics practice for Natural Resources. Prior to that, Bhagat held the role of CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia.

SanDisk Hires Chief Legal Officer From Tesla Motors

SanDisk appointed Eric S. Whitaker, 45, as the company's SVP and Chief Legal Officer. Most recently at Tesla Motors, Whitaker served as Tesla's general counsel and corporate secretary with responsibilities including IP development, litigation strategy, and structuring major corporate transactions. Prior to Tesla, Whitaker held EVP and general counsel positions at Avalanche Technology and flash memory provider Lexar Media. During Whitaker's seven years at Lexar, he also held the position of EVP of corporate strategy with a focus on technology licensing.

Micron Technology Appoints Former Freescale Semiconductor CEO to Board

The memory technologies giant appointed Richard M. Beyer, 63, to the company's Board of Directors. Beyer was Chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from 2008 to 2012 and continues to serve as a Director with Freescale. Beyer, the 2012 Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association board of directors, also served as a member of the United States Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Council and the Partnership for a New American Economy. Prior to Freescale, Beyer was President, CEO and Director of Intersil from 2002 to 2008. He has also previously served in executive management roles at, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation. Beyer served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Extreme Networks Announces Series of Leadership Appointments

Extreme Networks made key executive appointments aimed at providing innovative leadership in the areas of human resources and corporate culture, customer service and support, and IT.

Gary Garber has been named Extreme Networks’ VP of Talent and Culture. Garber most recently led the HR function for Avaya Government Solutions and previously served as the VP of Talent Management for Avaya.  Prior to that, he was the VP of HR for Enterprise Solutions at Nortel Networks, where he also held various human resource and talent strategy roles over 13 year with the company.

Joe Novak has been named Extreme Networks’ VP of Customer Service where he is responsible for shaping the customer experience and leading support teams.  Novak joins the company from Allscripts, where he served as VP of client support operations. Prior to Allscripts, Novak spent more than a decade at Cisco in the service organization, overseeing its East Coast TAC center in Raleigh, NC as VP of US/Canada Technical Services Delivery.  Novak has more than 20 years of industry experience in telecommunications and computer networking also having worked at Northern Telecom, NYNEX and Universal Communications.

Marykay Wells has been named Extreme Networks’ CIO.  She brings 25 years of industry experience and most recently served as the CIO at Tekelec for five years, where she was responsible for IT, business transformation, procurement and real estate. Prior to Tekelec, Wells spent 19 years in various positions at Nortel Networks, having held the titles of VP of Global Applications and Interim CIO.

Industry veteran, and current VP of technology, Shehzad T. Merchant , has been promoted to the position of CTO. Merchant holds 10 technology patents for networking including Policy-based quality of service, unified, configurable, adaptive network infrastructure, VLAN aggregation, and security/access intrusion detection. Recently, Merchant has shaped the company's Open Fabric data center strategy for open networking for virtualized data center and cloud switching, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Company's flagship software platform, ExtremeXOS, which supports a rich set of APIs, networked applications, and OpenFlow tools enabling customization, more efficient management and secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at the network edge. Early in his career, Merchant served as a pioneer leading the developing of IEEE standards-based Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switching, scalable and secure Wireless LAN technology and virtualized Cloud and data center networking technology at emerging 40GbE and 100GbE speeds.

Juniper Networks Sales Exec Joins EXFO Board

Provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wire-line network operators and equipment manufacturers, EXFO, named Randy Tornes to its Board of Directors. He is currently Head of Sales, AT&T at Juniper Networks and previously spent more than two years at Ericsson, also working with AT&T. He spent most of his career at Nortel Networks, culminating with the position of VP of Sales, GSM Americas. He also served as member of the Board of Governors at 3G Americas.

Network Infrastructure Equipment Firm Sees CEO Replacement

MRV Communications’ CEO Barry Gorsun has retired from his role, replaced by David Stehlin, who most recently served as MRV's Optical Communication Systems division President. Stehlin joined MRV in 2011 as the SVP of Sales and Marketing of its OCS division, and in 2012, was appointed President of the OCS division. Stehlin was previously, the president of Overture Networks, president and CEO of Ceterus Networks, president and CEO of Valo, an early stage venture-backed start up focused on developing a new copper-bonding access system for North American carriers, president and CEO of OnePath Networks, SVP of sales and marketing of Keptel, president of Keptel and Antec's Network Transport, division. Stehlin served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps earlier in his career.

Date Range - January 7th - February 3rd

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