Intel veteran Thomas Rampone to head SanDisk’s SSD biz

Infotech Lead America: SanDisk has appointed Thomas Rampone as senior VP of its solid state drive (SSD) business.

SanDisk has appointed Thomas Rampone

The SSD business includes SanDisk’s Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) and Client Storage Solutions (CSS) organizations.

He will report to Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk’s president and CEO.

Rampone joined SanDisk from Intel where he served for over 27 years in various engineering and executive roles.

Most recently, Rampone was vice president and general manager of Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group where he was responsible for all of Intel’s flash memory business including technology and product development, operations and marketing.

Previously, Rampone served as vice president and general manager for Intel’s Channel Platforms Group and the Desktop Boards Business.

“Tom brings with him a strong record of leadership and management in driving leading-edge semiconductor and system solution businesses, and we are pleased to welcome him to the SanDisk management team,” said Mehrotra. “We are excited about the growth potential in our SSD business in both client and enterprise markets, and look forward to Tom’s leadership in driving our results going forward.”

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