Intel announces sweeping management changes

Intel announced that Brian Krzanich will become chief operating officer, as well as other top management changes.

Brian Krzanich has been promoted to chief operating officer.
Brian Krzanich has been promoted to chief operating officer. Intel

Intel has announced a number of changes to key management, including promoting Brian Krzanich to chief operating officer.

Krzanich will now report directly to CEO Paul Otellini. Krzanich had been vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Supply Chain and responsible for all aspects of Intel's factories worldwide.

That's a nontrivial position at Intel. In fact, any manufacturing-related management position at Intel--the world's largest chip manufacturer and owner of multiple multibillion dollar chip plants--is deemed critical.

In years past, Krzanich had been responsible for the implementation of new manufacturing process technologies at the company. For instance, moving manufacturing from the current Sandy Bridge generation of chips (32 nanometer) to the upcoming Ivy Bridge chips (22 nanometer) is what Intel does better than anyone else in the world.

As previously announced, Andy Bryant will move from vice chairman of the board to full-time executive chairman at the company's Annual Stockholders' Meeting in May.

Other management changes:

  • Dadi Perlmutter is promoted to chief product officer, reporting to Otellini (he had been reporting to Bryant).
  • Bill Holt, senior vice president and head of Technology Development, will also now report directly to Otellini.
  • Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and head of Intel's data center business, will become head of the PC Client Group (PCCG), succeeding Intel Vice President Mooly Eden, who will move back to Israel.
  • Diane Bryant, Intel vice president and CIO, will lead the data center business and succeed Skaugen as general manager of that group. She will report to Perlmutter.
  • Kim Stevenson, vice president of IT Global Operations and Services, will succeed Diane Bryant as CIO and report to Krzanich.
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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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