Served in several key roles for this global leader in data protection, including Vice President of Storage Systems and Software in the Advanced Development Laboratories of Quantum's $3.3B Hard Disk Drive business and Vice President and Manager of the Solid State Business Unit.
Vice President, Storage Systems and Software, AD Labs (2000-2001)Vice President and Manager, Solid State Business Unit (1998-2000)Vice President of Engineering, Storage Systems Division (1997-1998)Director of Engineering, Solid State Storage, SSPG (1995-1997)Storage Architect, Specialty Storage Products Group (1994-1995)
Led 40+ person, cross-functional business unit charged with developing storage systems; managed $8M annual budget. Led engineering team through development of 3 product generations, 5 ASICs, port of firmware from C to C++ and change of microprocessor from 68000 architecture to NEC RISC.
Re-engineered product development and life cycle process; achieved on-time completion and beat performance specification by 20% on first product. Instituted rigorous firmware code management and regression process that improved product quality and OEM customer satisfaction. Directed group through ISO 9001 registration process, and obtained registration on first audit with only nine months of effort.
Led efforts to choose tape library acquisition candidate. Performed engineering due diligence for acquisition of ATL Products. Developed and successfully executed engineering integration plan.
Represented division on company-wide strategic planning teams. Researched five to ten year business and consumer trends and defined strategic response, which led to acquisitions of ATL Products and Meridian Data and entry into consumer electronics with Quantum QuickView.