Feeds

Seagate CTO hangs up his hard disks

Gorn fishin'

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Seagate's chief technology officer Bob Whitmore has retired, at the same times as the company has launched its third generation flash products.

A company statement read:

Bob Whitmore

Bob Whitmore

On May 7, 2013 Robert W. Whitmore, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Seagate Technology plc (the "Company") announced that he plans to step down from his current role as Chief Technology Officer effective July 1, 2013. Prior to that date Mr. Whitmore will work with William D. Mosley, Executive Vice President, Operations, to ensure a smooth transition. After July 1, 2013 the functions previously under Mr. Whitmore's oversight will become the responsibility of Mr. Mosley as our Executive Vice President responsible for the Company's Operations and Research and Development. Mr. Whitmore will remain at the Company after July 1, 2013 in a senior technical advisory capacity.

Looks like any Seagate CTO role will be ending, with Dave Mosley covering the function.

Whitmore has had a multiplicity of roles at Seagate, including:

  • EVP and CTO from March 2011
  • EVP products and process development from February 2006
  • CEO of SAC from FEbruary 2006
  • SVP product and process development from October 2004
  • SVP Product development engineering from 2002
  • VP enterprise storage design engineering from 1999

With twenty years or more in the industry, that's the CV of a through and through disk man. ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
The triumph of VVOL: Everyone's jumping into bed with VMware
'Bandwagon'? Yes, we're on it and so what, say big dogs
Carbon tax repeal won't see data centre operators cut prices
Rackspace says electricity isn't a major cost, Equinix promises 'no levy'
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.