NetApp Appoints Tom Georgens President & CEO

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 20, 2009

NetApp today announced the appointment of Tom Georgens as the company’s president and chief executive officer, succeeding Dan Warmenhoven, who led the company as CEO for the last 15 years.

Georgens, 49, has been president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors since February 2008.

He joined NetApp in October 2005 as executive vice president and general manager of Enterprise Storage Systems and was named executive vice president of Product Operations in January 2007.

Warmenhoven, 58, continues as chairman of the board. He also assumes the role of executive chairman, a newly-created position to help build and expand relationships with certain strategic partners around the world, including service providers and key technology partners.

"I am honored to follow in Dan’s footsteps," said Georgens. "In just 15 years, NetApp has grown from a $14-million startup with 45 employees into a recognized market leader in networked storage and data management with $3.4 billion in annual revenues and approximately 8,000 employees around the world."

Georgens added that he was looking forward to leading NetApp at a time when the IT industry was at a critical inflection point that would create tremendous opportunities and inevitable challenges.