EMC’s (NYSE: EMC) Joe Tucci Retires Next Year, Who Will Be Next in Reign?
EMC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Tucci plans to retire next year 2012 when he turns 65 years old. The big question now lies on who will be the next to reign one of the world’s largest provider of storage hardware solutions.
Among the top candidates include Intel heir-apparent Pat Gelsinger, the former Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation and current President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products and Don Goulden, EMC’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
According to a report from Bloomberg, in addition to Gelsinger and Goulden, other executives of EMC are also being considered for the top position including Howard Elias, President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC’s Information Infrastructure and Cloud Services, and Paul Maritz, President and Chief Eexcutive Officer of VMware. However, Maritz is reportedly not interested in the top position.
Gelsinger joined EMC in September 2009 and is responsible for EMC’s Information Infrastructure product portfolio, including its Information Storage, RSA Information Security, Content Management, Ionix IT management and Data Computing divisions. He was previously senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. EMC couldn’t be reached for comment on the Bloomberg report.
Meanwhile, Don Goulden joined EMC in July 2002. He previously led EMC’s customer operations worldwide, including Global Sales in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific theaters, Global Channels, and Alliances and Partners. As the current CFO of EMC, he oversees the company’s worldwide finance operation with responsibility for all of the company’s financial reporting, balance sheet management, foreign exchange, audit, tax, and investment banking programs.
With revenues of $17 billion in 2010 and approximately 48,500 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.