Jon Gacek, who had been president and COO, replaces Rick Belluzzo in planned transition.
Disk and tape storage maker Quantum on April 4 made good a
planned change in its C-level leadership, naming President and COO Jon Gacek as
its new CEO.
Gacek succeeds Rick Belluzzo, who had led the company since
Belluzzo, who was president and COO of Microsoft from 1999
to 2002, moves to the newly created position of executive chairman of the
company's board of directors, where he will assist the company in the
leadership transition and engaging with key customers and partners as needed,
the company said.
Gacek, who also joins the board, has moved rather quickly up
the ladder, having been named to the presidency of the company in January 2011.
He had served as executive vice president, COO and CFO since May 2009.
Gacek joined Quantum as executive vice president and CFO in
August 2006, at the time of Quantum's acquisition of Advanced Digital
Information Corp. Previous to that, Gacek served as CFO at ADIC for seven
"I will talk more about our plans and expectations for
FY12 when we announce our March quarter financial results on May 17, but we do
expect to grow both total revenue and branded revenue for the year as we
capitalize on the opportunities ahead," Gacek said in a prepared