Tim Leyden has been named chief financial officer of Western Digital. Jim Murphy will succeed Mr. Leyden as president of the company’s WD subsidiary. Mr. Leyden will succeed Wolfgang Nickl, who is resigning as CFO to join ASML in Europe.
Mr. Leyden, 62, has been part of Western Digital for more than 23 years in a variety of leadership positions, including tenures as CFO from 2007 to 2010 and chief operating officer from 2010 to 2012. At the time of Western Digital’s acquisition of HGST in 2012, he was named president of the WD subsidiary.
Mr. Murphy, 54, has served as executive vice president of the WD subsidiary since 2008. He joined the company from Read-Rite, where he headed the worldwide sales and supply/demand organizations.