Intel appoints new COO in management reshuffle


24 Jan 2012

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Technology giant Intel Corporation has reshuffled its management in a move that promotes Brian Krzanich to chief operating officer and Dadi Perlmutter to chief product officer.

The changes, Intel said, "recognise outstanding performance and assign new responsibilities as part of Intel’s commitment to management development".

Krzanich will report to Paul Otellini, president and CEO. Krzanich had previously been a senior vice-president in charge of Intel’s worldwide manufacturing.

In his new role, Krzanich will continue to oversee manufacturing and will also be responsible for internal IT and human resources, functions that previously reported into Andy Bryant, who is moving from vice-chairman of the board to full-time executive chairman at the company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in May.

Perlmutter, who has worked in developing the Intel Architecture product portfolio, will continue to lead the Intel Architecture Group and will also report to Otellini.

Amongst other roles that have changed are that of Stacy Smith, senior vice-president and chief financial officer, who will now report directly to Otellini. He had previously reported to Bryant.

Bill Holt, senior vice-president and head of Technology Development, will also now report directly to Otellini. He, too, had reported to Bryant.

Holt and Krzanich will continue to co-manage the Technology and Manufacturing Group, allowing Intel to maintain a close collaboration between semiconductor process technology development and manufacturing.

Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice-president and head of Intel’s data centre business, will become the new head of the PC Client Group (PCCG), succeeding Intel vice-president Mooly Eden, and reporting to Perlmutter.

After nine years in the US, Eden is moving back to Israel at his request and will assume the position of president and general manager, Intel Israel, reporting to Perlmutter.

While in the United States, Eden led Intel’s mobile PC business before being promoted to run PCCG in 2009.

Diane Bryant, Intel vice-president and CIO, will lead the data centre business and succeed Skaugen as general manager of that group. She will report to Perlmutter.

Kim Stevenson, vice-president of IT Global Operations and Services, will succeed Diane Bryant as CIO and will report to Krzanich.

The organisation changes will become effective over the next 30 days, and are designed to create a series of smooth management transitions, Intel said.