[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

EMC has announced a series of senior executive appointments. David Goulden, executive vice president and CFO, has been appointed president and COO of EMC, reporting to Joe Tucci, EMC chairman and CEO. Pat Gelsinger, EMC president and COO of Information Infrastructure Products, has been appointed CEO of VMware, effective September 1st, and will also join the VMware board of directors. Paul Maritz, VMware’s present CEO, is joining EMC as Chief Strategist, reporting to Mr. Tucci, effective September 1st.  Mr. Maritz will remain on the VMware Board of Directors.

With these changes, Mr. Goulden will assume responsibility for EMC’s Information Infrastructure business,  Mr. Gelsinger will now lead Cloud Infrastructure at VMware, and Mr. Maritz will look across the company’s technology strategy with a particular focus on Big Data and the next generation of cloud-oriented applications.

Mr. Goulden (53), a 10-year senior EMC veteran, will effective immediately assume full responsibility for EMC’s Business Units, Sales and Customer Operations, Services, Marketing and G&A functions.  Mr. Goulden’s experience at EMC has been broad based and has included managing Global Sales, Marketing, Alliances and Business Development.  He has also played leading roles in nearly 70 EMC acquisitions since 2003.  Mr. Goulden will also continue to serve as EMC’s CFO, a position he has held since 2006.

In joining EMC, Mr. Maritz (57), will be driving EMC’s technology strategy with a particular focus in Big Data and the next generation of cloud-oriented applications.  Mr. Maritz, who was one of the early leaders of Microsoft before becoming CEO of VMware, will also assume responsibility for EMC’s CTO Office, M&A, strategic investments and emerging technologies.

Mr. Pat Gelsinger (51) joined EMC in 2009 as president and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure Products. Mr. Gelsinger has overseen the introduction of the largest product set in EMC history, accelerated EMC’s push into unified storage and led EMC into new market segments including Big Data and flash storage.

Among other executive movements, Howard Elias (55), currently EMC’s president and COO of Information Infrastructure Services with responsibility for EMC Support, Education, Consulting and Pre-Sales assumes added responsibilities for EMC’s Solutions Group and EMC’s corporate shared services including manufacturing operations, Corporate IT, Centers of Excellence (COEs).  Since joining EMC in 2003, Mr. Elias has at various times led EMC’s marketing, sales enablement, technology alliances, M&A and new ventures groups.

Jeremy Burton (44), currently EMC’s chief marketing officer, will take on an expanded role as executive vice president, Product Operations and Marketing.  Mr. Burton has over 20 years experience in the technology industry, most recently as CEO of Serena Software and previously as group president of Symantec’s Security & Data Management Group and executive vice president of the Data Management Group at Veritas.  Mr. Burton assumes responsibility for EMC’s cross business unit product operations, corporate go-to-market functions, OEM and volume channel initiatives.

EMC  also announced preliminary second-quarter 2012 results with Q2 consolidated revenues of approximately $5.31 billion, up 10 per cent over Q2 2011. EMC says it continues to expect to achieve its full-year 2012 goals of$22 billion in revenue.

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