HOPKINTON, Mass. - January 12, 2011 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today named William "BJ" Jenkins, a 13-year EMC veteran, as President of EMC's Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) Division where he most recently served as the division's Chief of Staff. Jenkins replaces Frank Slootman who served as the President of the business unit since 2009. Slootman will remain in a formal advisory capacity to EMC and to the company's BRS Division, continuing to help guide EMC's next-generation backup and recovery initiatives. Both executives will report into Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC's Information Infrastructure Products Business.
With more than 15 years of IT experience, Jenkins will leverage his diverse and deep expertise across EMC and the information technology industry to move forward EMC's fast-growing BRS business. Central to this mission is the continued pursuit of innovation and helping EMC and its partners bring to market backup and recovery solutions that address customers' top priorities as the rapid growth of information and "big data" accelerate and organizations shift to cloud computing architectures.
Pat Gelsinger said, "EMC has built one of the deepest, most accomplished executive leadership teams in the IT industry. Among this talented group, we are extremely fortunate to have a leader of BJ's caliber, industry track record and technology vision to lead EMC's fast-growing Backup Recovery Systems business. BJ's extensive knowledge of the information technology industry, long-standing relationships with our customers and ability to drive business growth are great advantages for EMC."
Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are grateful to Frank for his extraordinary leadership. The success of Data Domain in the marketplace and the performance of the business as part of EMC have been nothing short of remarkable. We look forward to having Frank continue to provide his time and advice as we continue to advance the business."
Jenkins, 45, joined EMC in 1998 and has held a wide range of EMC senior leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing; Vice President of Telecom, Media and Entertainment and Outsourcing Sales; Vice President of Global Field Marketing and Director of Operations Global Channels. Jenkins most recently served as Chief of Staff for EMC's BRS Division, where he led the highly successful post-merger integration of Data Domain as the foundation for the newly formed division. Since its formation, the BRS Division has grown at a very rapid pace, becoming the Fortune 1000's top choice for next-generation data protection systems.
Prior to joining EMC, Jenkins was President and CEO of Snow River Products, a manufacturing company in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a Senior Consultant at Accenture. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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