AMD Names Rory P. Read President and CEO

AMD Names Rory P. Read President and CEO

AMD announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rory P. Read, 49, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMD, effective today. Mr. Read has also been appointed to the Company’s board of directors.

Read joins AMD from Lenovo Group, Ltd., where he was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for leading day-to-day global operations while overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s growth strategy.

 

“Rory is a proven leader with an impressive record of driving profitable growth,” said Bruce Claflin, Chairman of AMD's Board of Directors.  “He is ideally suited to accelerate AMD’s evolution into the world’s leading semiconductor design company. As President and COO of Lenovo he helped take the company into dynamic new markets while growing market share and expanding profitability. His sound strategic thinking and natural customer orientation will help amplify the voice of the customer inside AMD.”

 

While managing Lenovo’s Americas group, Read drove double-digit revenue growth and market share gains, reversing operating losses and delivering consistent profitability.  He was promoted to president and COO

in 2009, helping to transform Lenovo into the world’s fastest growing major PC manufacturer and achieving its largest worldwide market share ever.  Prior to Lenovo, Read spent 23 years at IBM, where he held a broad range of management positions.

 

“I’m very pleased to be joining AMD at this important time in its history.  AMD is a true innovator and is uniquely positioned to lead the industry forward, delivering the next big thing both within the PC ecosystem and beyond,” said Read.  “AMD has strong momentum and the opportunity to continue profitably gaining share based on its highly differentiated products, solid financial foundation, and passionate and committed employees.  I’m excited to be joining AMD’s employees as we write the next chapter not just for the company, but for the industry and consumers around the world.”

 

Thomas Seifert, who served as interim Chief Executive Officer since January, will return to his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.  Claflin, named Executive Chairman of the Board when he assumed additional responsibilities specific to AMD’s search for a new CEO, returns to his role as AMD’s Chairman of the Board.

 

“On behalf of my fellow directors, I would like to thank Thomas Seifert for serving as interim CEO,” added Claflin.  “Under Thomas’ leadership, AMD has continued to make important progress across key areas of the business, successfully executing on major initiatives and new product introductions while improving the company’s financial performance.  We look forward to Thomas’ continued contributions to the Company as Chief Financial Officer.”


Link: AMD

Skrevet af Martin den 25. Aug 2011. Nyheden er læst 398 gang(e).

Del med dine venner

     

0 kommentarer
Skriv kommentar til nyheden Kommentarer til nyheden fra Facebook

 

Cooler Master MasterWatt MIJ 1200 Watt

Strømforsyninger kan fås i alle størrelser og prisklasser alt efter behov. Man kan sagtens købe

Læs Mere

Bitfenix Portal Window

Et computer kabinet er typisk en firkantet kasse, eller det var ihvertfald tilfældet en gang. Nutidens kabinetter by

Læs Mere

EL33t Elite v2 Black gaming chair

Vi skal i dag have besøg af El33t og deres Elite v2 Black, som er deres nuværende topmodel inden for gamingst

Læs Mere

Gioteck FL-400 Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Headset

Vi skal i dag se på lidt af en særling. Det drejer sig om Giotecks headset med det mundrette navn, FL-400, som

Læs Mere

OnePlus 5

OnePlus, der startede med at være en lille kinesisk mobilproducent, er efterhånden ved at være anerkendt

Læs Mere

Hori Racing Wheel Apex

Vi skal i dag se på et entry level racing wheel, nemlig RWA eller Racing Wheel Apex, fra Hori. Hori er kendt som pro

Læs Mere

Logitech G413 Carbon - Mekanisk Gaming Tastatur

Logitech har taget en lidt anderledes indgangsvinkel med deres Logitech G413 Carbon - Mekanisk Gaming Tastatu, som dog sta

Læs Mere

Olympus RecMic II RM-4100S diktafon

Tweak.dk formår at favne bredt, når det handler om test af udstyr, og vi skal i dag på en tur til d

Læs Mere

 

Nyeste Videoer og Trailers

Seneste nyheder

LG kan blive Apples batterileverandør til iPhone i 2018

Apple har brugt de seneste stykke tid på at søge efter en passende batterileverandør til næste års iPhone-mode
Læs Mere

Amazon udstyrer alle Android-smartphones med Alexa

Hvis du er den stolte ejer af en Android-smartphone, så kan du nu godt begynde at juble. Amazons Alexa-funktio
Læs Mere

Atari vil have dig til at se dum ud

Atari vil have dig til at se dum ud med en Atari-hat med indbygget mikrofon og højtaler. Hvad der ligger til b
Læs Mere

Microsoft løfter sløret for Cortana-drevet termostat

Microsoft er langt fra førende, når snakken falder på smart-termostater. Nu forsøger de dog at give lidt tiltr
Læs Mere

Razer arbejder på gamer-smartphone

Der efterspørges et succesfuldt bud på en gamer-smartphone. Razor kan i den forbindelse være på vej til at knæ
Læs Mere

Ubisoft gør klar til at annoncere flere Nintendo Switch-spil

Nintendo Switch er en stor succes. Så stor, at Ubisoft for alvor nu for alvor har begyndt at byde sig til med
Læs Mere

Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock - At vågne op med stil

Når man endelige skal ud af fjerene, hvorfor så ikke gøre det på en måde, der er lidt anderledes end normalt?
Læs Mere

Tips og tricks til din smartphone sammen med Tweak.dk

På trods af varmen ikke helt har gjort sit indtog i Danmark, så bruger vi tiden til at tage et kig på funktion
Læs Mere
Partner sider
Indsend nyhed
Har du fundet en fed nyhed så indsend den så alle andre på Tweak.dk kan få glæde af den.