COO Dave Wikersham replaces CEO Bill Watkins as company president of Seagate

There has been a changing of the guard at Seagate as the company has appointed COO Dave Wickersham to the position of President, replacing Seagate CEO Bill Watkins who previously held the position. Watkins will continue to maintain the role of CEO for the time being.

Watkins hailed Wickersham’s success with Seagate over the years saying “"Dave is an extremely talented executive who has played a critical leadership role in Seagate's strong performance," Watkins said. "Under Dave's leadership, our global operations have functioned at the highest levels this industry has ever seen and have helped establish Seagate as an elite technology company at the heart of the on-demand world”

Wickersham is a 28 year veteran of the storage and systems industries and joined Seagate in 1998 as the head of the company’s worldwide materials organization. Prior to his work at Seagate Wickersham held management roles within IBM, Exabyte and Maxtor.

Seagate recently acquired Maxtor in a $1.9B USD deal

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