Intel Exec Pat Gelsinger Leaves for EMC

NYT today reports that changes in management at Intel will see senior vice president and co-general manager of the company's Digital Enterprise Group, Pat Gelsinger, depart following 30 years of service.

Despite being one of the longest-serving execs at Intel, what's interesting is not what he's leaving but what's he's leaving for. ComputerWorld reports that Gelsinger is heading for storage vendor EMC. An anonymous EMC spokesperson said that he would fill the position of president and chief operating officer for the company's information infrastructure product portfolio.

Sources also said that head of sales and marketing Sean Maloney is said to be taking on a larger role, taking control of all of Intel’s major chip businesses, including its PC, graphics and server chips.

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  • doomtomb
    Ok, cool, I guess. I'd be lying if I said I knew who this guy was or really cared where he works.
  • FlayerSlayer
    I think the point is more that an Intel exec is leaving for EMC, rather than who he actually is. But I'm afraid I don't really have any strong feelings for this.
  • Andraxxus
    Let's hope Maloney ain't full of baloney.
  • 7amood
    how much do you think his salary was as a 10-years Intel executive??
    i wonder/hope it was worth his 10 years of service.
  • endif
    EMC sucks. Dell's Equallogic is a much better SAN. Hopefully he will make some improvements over there.
  • virtualban
    He was not caught with Arm based netbook or something, was he?
  • While other people work twice as hard as him,with less then a tenth of his wage!
  • hellwig
    Moves like this will only strengthen Wall Street's argument that excessive and unconditional executive bonuses are necessary to keep top executive talent. Obviously Intel couldn't offer up enough incentive to keep this man. However, I also heard the regional head-honcho in Rio Rancho, NM has a cube on the main floor with other average employees, so I don't think Intel is too big on perks to begin with.
  • I'm dismayed that one of our best engineering-focused managers is leaving so that Intel can continue to be run by sales and marketing folks and that an accountant is taking over the manufacturing. You can't save your way to success, and you can't market your way to success if the products aren't there.
  • ailgatrat
    7amoodhow much do you think his salary was as a 10-years Intel executive??i wonder/hope it was worth his 10 years of service.
    I think the article said 30 years. Kind of sucks that Intel decided that 30 years of dedication weren't worth keeping around. But then, he now has the chance to run things, "his way". That sounds like a much better reason to move on to me.