AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations
— Brings a range of industry experience with broad responsibilities managing multi-billion dollar manufacturing operations —
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 5, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of technology development, manufacturing and supply chain at AMD. In this role, Grose will have global responsibility for AMD’s global manufacturing and process technology operations as well as overall supply chain management. Manufacturing responsibilities include AMD-owned facilities as well as all current foundry relationships.
Grose joins AMD from IBM where he served as the general manager of technology development and manufacturing for the systems and technology group. Grose will succeed Daryl Ostrander, who will retire in 2007, after a long and distinguished career at AMD that saw the company scale manufacturing operations at an unprecedented level.
“Over the last decade AMD’s manufacturing operations have risen to a leadership position in the industry, with our fabs recognized for their high levels of technology innovation, productivity and efficiency,” said Dirk Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD. “Doug joins AMD with a proven track record of operational excellence, and we look forward to his leadership as we intelligently scale our capacity and execute on a number of major strategic initiatives to further enhance our manufacturing capabilities in the coming years. I would alsolike to thank Daryl Ostrander for his tremendous drive and commitment in delivering best-in-class manufacturing capabilities for our customers during his tenure. Our growth as a company would not have been possible without it.”
Prior to joining AMD, Doug spent the last two years as the general manager of technology development and manufacturing for IBM’s system and technology group. In this role Doug oversaw IBM’s microprocessor production, process technology development and packaging operations. Before joining IBM, Grose was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Nanotech Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that develops and deploys advanced technology throughout New York State by coordinating nanotechnology education and research programs within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Prior to joining IBM, Grose was the chief operating officer of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, a subsidiary business of Hitachi Ltd. that was formed through a merger with IBM’s Storage Technology Business. Grose previously served as General Manager of this IBM business unit and played a key leadership role in the success of this deal.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to assume a leadership position like this at AMD,” said Grose. “With a tremendous foundation already in place, I look forward to applying my skills as we build a unique hybrid manufacturing model that delivers highest levels of responsiveness and value to our customers.”
Grose holds a doctorate degree in materials engineering, a master’s degree in business administration and science and a bachelor’s of science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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