AMD sacks its Senior Vice President and CSO



/ 7 years ago

AMD introduced a new CEO back in August, Rory Read is the man. He joined amidst what can only be described as a crisis time for AMD. With the high end CPU market collapsing for AMD, his primary task has been to set AMD off in the right direction doing things they are good at, which he has done by focusing on APUs and graphics cards. But his task also involved getting rid of and removing those who contributed towards the marketing and performance failure of Bulldozer. Hence he has now officially announced that AMD will be parting ways with current Senior Vice President and CSO Emilio Ghilardi.

There have been a lot of changes at AMD recently, for example the AMD CMO Nigel Dessau left in January and Rajan Naik was appointed as a replacement CSO/ Senior Vice President back on January the 9th before the current CSO Emilio Ghilardi was even given the official boot. AMD had this to say on the matter:

AMD today announced the departure of Emilio Ghilardi as senior vice president and chief sales officer, effective immediately. Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, will serve as interim chief sales officer while the company actively seeks a replacement.

“I’d like to thank Emilio for his contributions to the business and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Read. “Developing relationships with our customers that are grounded in a foundation of trust through consistently delivering on our commitments is critical, and we are making progress toward that goal. AMD enters 2012 with significant momentum, and we are building upon that momentum by embracing the shifts occurring in the industry and marrying market needs with innovative technologies to become a consistent growth engine.”

Mr. Ghilardi joined AMD from Hewlett Packard in 2008.

Source: Press Release


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